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Meteor

The same thing here in Southern California and my power went out and the whole sky lit up green!

Husband saw it over Lake

Husband saw it over Lake Kiowa Texss

Green light in sky spotted

I saw the green light in the sky as well about 5 min ago. I'm here in Los Angeles California.

I saw it in Orange

Hey I saw a huge flash of lights with multiple colors in the sky in the city of Orange. Blue green red and Orange I believe. It happened so quickly and made no noise. I wonder what this was. This happened around 11:06pm pacific time. Other people have seen it in other states apparently.

Something crashing from the sky

In Oklahoma USA 9 p.m. red blue and green broke up then disappeared

Green flash of light

I live in southwestern Oklahoma coming home from a dinner and saw a flash of green light in the southern sky. It was a streak then balled up green before heading down. The time was approximately 9:00 p.m. Central time.

Meteor seen from Oklahoma City

We observed or two and we live in Moore Oklahoma seen it south

Just saw a about 5 min ago

There was a super huge flash of bright green orange and yellowish colored orb saw this in new jersey 9:05 February 26 2017 anyone else in newjersey see this me and my dad both watched it for a good two seconds before it disappeared

saw the same thing last night 2.26.17

Was watching the Oscars and saw a very bright orange/yellowish orb fly over the end of Long Island/Hamptons- heading East- could be the same object you saw over NJ? About the same duration 2-3 seconds.

Faint yellowy orb

Faint yellowy round orb shaped object flew across sky at about 9.40pm in Napier hawkes bay heading towards east coast (ocean) direction as I was standing in my backyard high up and was going at at fast pace. Something I have never seen before.

Bright green orb

Im in the rockies in Colorado and witnessed this for a good couple seconds last night the 26th of febuary roughly a few minutes before 9p.m. it was a bright green perfect circle and it wasnt small either, perspectivly 5-6 larger than venus in the night sky and it seems like it was on a diagonal path falling to earth. Ive seen meteors in our atmoshpere "comet ison" and this was smaller with no tail. You can rule out a shooting stars aswell

super huge flash of light

I saw something very similar about the same time. It looked like an object burning. It lasted 2 to 3 seconds. I am in central Massachusetts!

Saw it in California

I just saw the same thing at 11:06 pm pacific time in California in the city of orange. That is so strange. What do you think it is?

Nightwatch

At 9:20pm New Zealand time on the 26/02/2017 south east I saw a bright orange reddish light quite bright for one whole second it lasted,and split second later a boom sound,funny thing was my dog barked and the dog also looked in the direction the flash was,the dog barked just before the boom and could hear the other dogs in the neighbour hood barking as well,then a white light flying from the west curved around and headed for the place the flash came from almost like it did a fly by?the white light I thought might be a plane but realised it had no flashing lights and was looking at the back of the light cause it was going away from me so that means it wasn't headlights on a plane cause they are at the front of a plane it had a consitant light all round?there where a few shooting stars and it was very clear sky's , viewed it from Hamilton New Zealand.????????

shooting star or meteorite

I was out looking at the sky from my garden tonight around 11pm 26/02/2017 , it's been a very clear starry and cold night and i hd just gone out , looked up and suddenly saw what i think was a shooting star , it shot across the sky quite fast , only lasted about 3 secs and disappreared, bit like a firework but i look on it as a sign as the chance of me seeing this was , well one in a million , i look at the sky every night there are stars, have been for years and was happy to have caught this, anyone know if their was a meteorite due over , i am in Dundee , Scotland UK

I saw a shooting star which

I saw a shooting star which looked in 2 pieces around 05:30 on 27/02/17 Napier/Hastings

Comet

Around 10.20pm on 24th fed 2017 I was up near the base of mt cook where myself and a friend were cooking up some food when a massive green light came down from the night sky and lit up the whole valley for a few seconds. Unreal

green flash

I saw the green light from Hunterville while heading south on the 24th Feb. It looked like a bright green ball of light fall quickly and steeply to the ground, about 10.20pm. I haven't seen anything like it before, but assumed if may have had something to do with Ohakea as that was the approximate direction from my perspective (roughly SSW between Ohakea and Feilding). Direction; falling steeply (70 degree slope) from left to right (westward).

I'm in Alabama and I saw the

I'm in Alabama and I saw the same thing you saw and at the same time! So weird, lasted about 5 seconds and looked like it was coming straight for earth.

Comet 24 February 2017 NZ

I also saw the big comet / "fireball" on 24. February from Hokitika while I was sky watching and taking pictures of the stars. It happened while I was taking a picture and you can actually see on my picture that it is completely lit up (overexposed) from the comet / fireball. You can even see the tail of the fireball / comet on the picture. Pretty impressive sighting! Does anybody know what it actually was / which comet?

Strange light in the sky on the seen while in Kaiteritei

I saw a large portion of the sky light up above the tree skyline while camping in Kaiteriteri. Lit up to he sky slowly the slowly faded away. This was on the 24th of February about 10:20pm.

I just saw a few minutes ago

I just saw a few minutes ago a lightnig ball, like a meteor falling from the sky in Europe, Romania

FIRE IN THE SKY

CRAZY WE JUST SEEN THE SAME THING IN YUMA AZ NO BULLSHIT WE R STILL TRYING TO WRAP OUR BRAIN ON WHAT WE JUST SEEN.....

Me and the cuzziez where

Me and the cuzziez where driving threw ashburton 24/2/17 when we seen the hole sky light up a greeny colour and we seen something falling from the sky. Very strange never seen anything like it before does anyone know what it actually was??

Bright light over featherston

Bright light over featherston bright orange with long tail that lasted a few seconds travelling east to west approx 11.12pm

Green flash

I seen the green flash on the 24/2/17 at around 10:19pm shaped as a round sphere like a comet, saw it clear as day wish I could share the experience located in Levin, Horowhenua, New Zealand feel free to email me at michael99clark@gmail.com for any more information. I was so shocked to see this first hand, just happened to be looking in the right direction and there it was amazing!!!

2 Bright flashes in sky @22.20 25/2/17 NZ

Saw 2 very bright flashes in direction of Milky Way WSW and approx. 5 to 7 degrees from vertical (From Katikati) First flash very bright ( Like camera flash ) and immediately second flash slightly less bright and slightly to the East of the first No meteorite tail ?????????

Flashes

Have seen it almost every night as we go out spend an hour star gazing every week if we can or more depending on weather... sometimes up to 8 flashes in an hour is amazing. Sighns in the heaven

Bright flashes in the sky.

Possibly a tumbling satellite. They can give off bright flares. Like iridium flares..

Bright flashes in the sky.

Possibly a tumbling satellite. They can give off bright flares. Like iridium flares..

Saw one . Didn't see the

Saw one . Didn't see the second . Saw about four seconds solid of it

White flashes

Just saw two very short sharp white flashes in the sky while walking in my orchard in kati kati seemed to come from the east towards matakana island pretty amazing but very quick faster than lightening

Meteor/ Re-entry od space debris?

Approx 12-12:30a.m on Saturday morning; we were camping overnight in a van on our property near Kumara,on West Coast. Had clear skies & resulted in brilliant starry night. Had lay there just looking and observed a satellite in transit, and then was surprised by a bright red/yellow fireball with a considerable tail of flame trailing behind,its light illuminated our van and the canopy of tree nearby! Was followed by seemingly a fraction of a second of "daylight" and was gone! Roughly moving North-east to South-west in direction. No discernible noise from confines of van (over the repeated shouts of "Wow!" and "Omigawd!"....

Meteor seen Friday Night

From Kaikoura NZ, 10:19pm 24Feb local time, very bright, past full moon brightness, about 3 seconds, intersected with the horizon at 297Deg True from the start of Maui Street. Listened for several minutes for a sonic boom but heard nothing.

Bright light

24/2/17 20.28pm looking west from Christchurch bright flashes of white light. No noise at all. Appeared as if there were two flashes, first very bright and second flash smaller dropping towards the ground. Seemed very close.

Bright light

24/2/17 20.28pm looking west from Christchurch bright flashes of white light. No noise at all. Appeared as if there were two flashes, first very bright and second flash smaller dropping towards the ground. Seemed very close.

green fireball nz

If anyone has footage of the green fireball, meteor or associated lights and aircraft around the time of the sighting, can you please contact me at Uncensored.co.nz or leave a message here if that's ok with the admin. here? Also anyone can verify the flight direction ie North to South, East to West? Thanks, Martin, admin. At Uncensored.

Green. Fireball

Hi , I too saw the green ball of light. It was extremely bright. First I saw what I thought was a satellite moving across the sky east to west. But it was moving too fast. So I guessed it was a high plane. Then the massive flash of green light also travelled east to west. I also live in carters beach , Westport

Meteor

I was outside 10.24 pm last night and the sky lit up like bright day light for two seconds- that bright I could see my shadow. It went east to west out over the Tasman Sea. I live at carters Beach in Westport

Bright green meteor

Was driving home when noticed a big green meteor fly overhead and lit up the sky, was amazing but can't understand why nothing has been mentioned on the news? So many people seen this but nothing mentioned! The truth is out there! :)

Meteor sighting

About 9:15 tonight 2/24/17 in Alabama, my adult daughter and I were outside in my driveway as she was getting in her car. We saw a very large bright burning long tailed meteor which was traveling from south to north. This seemed very close to earth and was the longest burning meteor I have ever seen. The colors were very bright and truly amazing (orange, red, yellow and then a strange green/blue color right before burning out). About 1 minute later there was a smaller brightly burning meteor. This one traveled on the same path and for a shorter distance before burning out. These were both amazing sightings.

I'm in Alabama also, Dothan

I'm in Alabama also, Dothan to be exact and I saw the same thing the other night and saw one tonight about 10:20. It was truly amazing

Meteor sighting

About 9:15 tonight my adult daughter and were outside in my driveway as she was getting in her car. We saw a very large bright burning long tailed meteor which was traveling from south to north. This seemed very close to earth and was the longest burning meteor I have ever seen. The colors were very bright and truly amazing (orange, red, yellow and then a strange green/blue color right before burning out). About 1 minute later there was a smaller brightly burning meteor. This one traveled on the same path and for a shorter distance before burning out. These were both amazing sightings.

comet .. last night.

I saw a massive comet sail over Christchurch last night 24th Feb 2017.. anyone else seethis. This was probably the biggest i have ever seen it looked so close and was burning so hot you could see the red and orange and the brightness of it was that of a rocket tail fire . it really did look to be so close. it was heading East to west direction circa 10 p.m .. i was sitting on the deck in my garden.. did this really happen and did anyone else see this .. i thought that that was it it was really going to strike the Earth and was waiting for the fire or destruction or impact for like 5/ mins scary as. Peter.

spinning lights in the sky

Last night about 950pm 24/02/17. i was outside when i saw something out the corner of my eye .. it was a spinning disc like shape .. very dim but not far away it was moving on its axis like a gyro tilting horizontally and vertically .. really had to focus to see it but it was quite large then there were two ..tried to capture them with my phone after around 3 minutes of looking at them .. but when i opened my camera app the flash was on ...looked up and they were gone .. saw them from my back yard in mamaku rotorua called the wife to look as well just before i tried to capture it on the phone luckily as she would not have believed me .. amazing sight to see .. .. no sound at all

Bright

On 24/02/2017 at Karioitahi beach on the West Coast of the North island overlooking the Tasman sea we had been experiencing an active sky with several shooting stars and an extremely clear night. We were sitting on our camping chairs looking out to sea when we were amazed to see a tremendous, bright orange ball of flame with a burning tail of fire at 10.20pm. It lasted for approximately 3 seconds before disappearing over the horizon which looked as if it were going into the sea.

Yes, I too saw the bright

Yes, I too saw the bright flash last night 24/2/2017, and so did countless others. reading the reports I have grave doubts about a meteoric explanation. Space junk possibly? There are hints of a military involvement.

Meteor Sighting

Observed a meteor while skywatching in Blenheim. Object appeared low in western sky (approx 250T at elevation 15 degrees) at approx 2220 NZDT. The object had the appearance of a parachute flare, brightly illuminating the sky for a short period before disappearing after a rapid apparent vertical descent. Duration approx 1 second. Had appearance initially of a green open-sided ball approx quarter size of a full moon.

Bright Green Meteor

Approximately I0:20pm on 24 Feb, I was standing outside looking at sky, stars etc and saw saw to the South West of Pohara a large Green bright Meteor heading downwards, then it disappeared. No noise, no bang. My guess it was out over the Tasman Sea. Doug Hamilton Golden bay

Green Meteor

I was outside viewing the stars & saw the same meteor at 10.20, in the NW star. Bright green, lit up the whole sky for a moment. Very cool. Terry Kilday, Te Pirirta, Canterbury