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Last Night just after 1 am I looked up in the clear sky from the patio of our house in Napier (NZ, Hawkes Bay) hoping to see a falling star instead this giant meteor bursted across the sky. It went really fast and left a white trail for about 2-3 seconds and it.tumbled before it vanished. It was my first time I saw something like that so I don't have a clue what it was, but looked amazing

I saw it when I was working at tepuna

I was working my night shift and looked up at the moon and saw it shoot across it was a bright orange color for a split second before fading into the night sky.

Green meteor over Brisbane 29/7/17

I live in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Last night (Saturday night, 29/7/17) at about 11pm I saw a big, bright green ball of light fall from the sky. It only lasted a few seconds, I thought it was a flare or firework at first, it seemed close & low in the sky. It appeared to break up & vanish before it hit the horizon line. So beautiful, have never seen anything like it before.


I was waking home at 10 pm at tonight and look up and see a firey streak fly across the sky until it burned out, this was right over renton, Washington

Comet? Meteor?

Wow! Tonight at around 9:45pm PST I saw a huge bright green ball fly across the sky! Noticed it's white tail streaking behind as it flew south to north for a good 5-7 seconds. Turned orange as it grew smaller and faded away. Brightest thing i've ever seen from space. Amazing! This was seen in the Okanagan of British Columbia Canada.


Just saw the same thing in Kelowna BC last night was very cool to see and sooooo bright, July 29 , 2017 around 10pm


At 9:55 i saw the brightest meteor so far. It was green, blue, and orange. Directly over head. It started in the south and ended in the north. It burned for about 5 full seconds before dieing out in into orange droplets. I live in Lyman, Washington


last night daughter and granddaughter saw very bright light going across the sky - it exploded and they could see four pieces flying out from it. This happened in central British Columbia Canada

i seen it also here in republic, pa USA

i gotit recorded on my telescope it was a very large bright object that looked like about the same size as jupiter in the telescope. there was a single object small next to it. my phone died and when i got back outside and located it. the damn thing blew up big time. does anyone know what this was yet.


At approximately 6:15 am MST I watched a yellow orange streak traveling West to East. The streak was very long at 24 inches plus. It ended in a large explosion (no sound) that looked like dust instead of fire. This was in the South Southeast sky looking from Zion National Park. Maybe over Phoenix area?

Fireball in sky

8:22 pm Magnolia TX red object in sky with short smoke trail behind. Then I saw several flames shoot out around it. Watched it for several minutes.

saw a very bright orange

saw a very bright orange thing in the sky around 9:20 pm from corfu, was moving very slowly and suddenly started going the opposite direction, however i wasnt able to see it once i got home.

Me too

I have seen the same thing before. My son pointed it out to me. We sat there and watched it and it did exactly what you described. I wonder what it was and how we both have seen something like it. Outskirts of Seattle As Wa


About 11.50pm tonight I saw a fireball with trailing smoke which shooted across and down the sky. It seemed so low. I live in Ravensbourne, Dunedin.


"About 11.50pm tonight I saw a fireball with trailing smoke which shooted across and down the sky. It seemed so low. I live in Ravensbourne, Dunedin." I just saw this too, fireball with long trail!! - just got home to search the web. its 09:30PM - Cape Town, South Africa


"About 11.50pm tonight I saw a fireball with trailing smoke which shooted across and down the sky. It seemed so low. I live in Ravensbourne, Dunedin." I just saw a fireball with a long trail - just got home and on the web after seeing it. also seemed way too low. Cape Town, South Africa

Shooting star

We did too. Western sky heading for the horizon under the moon.

meteorite sighting 28/07/2017

Pretty sure I saw a meteorite over auckland this evening just after 8:20pm. headed west was far too low and bright to be a shooting star.

Meteor sighting tonight

2000hrs tonight sighted a bright object moving rapidly from east to west int the northeastern sky from Birkdale on Aucklands North Shore. Rather than "falling" it was moving horizontally on a slight downward angle and terminated in a bright flash. There was light cloud at the time and the object was bright enough to follow through the cloud. Just wondering if anyone else observed it?

Bright light in the sky

Just saw beautiful shooting star

Green light falling from the sky in Dallas

I just saw a green light fall from the sky in Dallas TX. Did anyone else see it? 10:05 july 28th 2017

Green light falling from the sky

My husband and I saw the same green light falling while sitting out on our backyard patio, which faces north in Sachse...Dallas metroplex.

Green light falling from the sky in Dallas

I just saw a green light fall from the sky in Dallas TX. Did anyone else see it? 10:05 july 28th 2017

Falling star

Wow! Just saw a huge, slow, fireball that changed from hot colors to cool as it dropped almost to the ground... head g south from Hardin, MO to Lexington MO. In the southern sky, falling from west to east. Beautiful!

Meteor Sighting in NW LA

I saw a very bright white object, meteor, fall in the northern sky shortly after 10:00 PM Central. I am located in Shreveport, Louisiana.


8:22pm Magnolia Tx. I saw a red shaped object with a short smoke trail behind it. Then I saw flames shoot out of it. Watched it for several minutes.

I saw it up close!

My name is Kim I am from Port Orchard Washington I saw the mediator Green Halo and The Rock part or whatever it was was literally melting and burning apart like molten lava melting off it it was amazing I think it landed it over here.

Ball of white light

July 25th Far North NZ, 4:20am rapidly moving ball of white light I estimated to be in the upper atmosphere and moving on a West South West trajectory,any body see this?

Me and two of my friends saw

Me and two of my friends saw a bright, flashing and large green light falling from the sky to the ground in Jaala, Finland, at the lake Sonnanjärvi. We sat on an open lake. 27.7.2017

Very BRIGHT white flash of light like lightning 24 July 2017

Saw this from North Shore, Auckland late evening. Right it was lightning but no sound followed. Only saw a large plane flying in north west direction not the usual south east i see planes flying in. Did anyone see this and know what it is?

Green Light in sky for a few seconds

I was stargazing with my telescope arose he 9:55 pm on July 25, 2017 when I look up from my telescope just in time to some sort of green light zip across the sky. It was only for a second, and it was going extremely fast. I have never seen a meteor or anything like it, so I'm not sure if it was one. It just looked like any other star, but very green and going super fast across the sky.

Green ball of light falling from the sky

Hi I saw the above frm our bedroom window on Auckland's north shore at 10.25pm 25 July 1017. It was a ball of green falling downwards but I didn't get out of bed to check if it touched down or what happened. I've never seen anything like it. It had no tail. I'm checking around online for other sightings. On monday 23 July, my husband and I also saw a bright white flash of light from our bedroom window. We thought it was lightning but no sound followed and the night was clear ..we could see out to the waitakeres. The only thing i saw was a very large plane flying north west. Usually only passenger jets are seen flying south /sth east. Never seen this before either!

Yeah I saw some big plane too

There was a large plane that went over my house a few times after the green light had flown across the sky. The lights on the plane were flashing crazily and the plane was also going pretty fast. Does this match your plane? By the way I am in Florida

Meteor ?? - Southern Arkansas

Last night we were driving south, close to Cove, Arkansas - around 12:20 am. My daughter and I saw a bright light, looked like a shooting ball with a short tail. Colors were white, orange and a greenish color. Only saw it for a few seconds. Anyone else see this???

Earlier around 2:00 A.M. My

Earlier around 2:00 A.M. My friend and i were walking outside and something caught our attention, just like Marion said Super Bright light looked like a ball of fire moving across the sky and it split into two then just disappeared. Tipp City, Ohio.

Super bright lights in sky

Tonight around 10: 35 P.M. I looked out my window toward the east and there was this Really Super Bright light hovering in the distance it really caught my family's attention after a while there were Two bright lights close together, then they separated a distance from each other one, on the right one on the left after a minute or two they both disappeared! Riverside, California,

Object in the sky

I live in Iowa and at 10:07 there was a light that went from North to South across the sky. About 2 minutes later another in that same path went across the sky. These are not planes!

Meteor siting

I'm from Basye VA. I seen the meteor last night.. 7/23/17. First one I've seen

Meteor or asteroid

45 degrees east in Accrington there is a meteor or asteroid heading close to earth for what is believed to rb6 a flyby but from my POV it's heading straight for us it's apparently 90 metres wide and it's not making a lot of motion it just looks like it's hot and there is heat surrounding it but it's not moving up or down or left or right its just getting closer :/

Flashing star??

Last night 7/21/2017 I sat out on my patio from about 1:30 am- 3:45 am gazing at the awesome sky being it was clear as I've ever seen it. Me and a friend witnessed something (was not a satellite,helicopter,plane) it caught my eye out of the north western sky. I am located in Diana Texas so we examined this object as it travelled from the western sky to the tree line on the eastern side. It would flash a super bright white flash and dissipate and 10-15 seconds later it would flare up slowly just to where it was visible and then dissipate. It had a bright flash as it was in the western side of the sky and dimmed as it reached the northern sky and then brightened back up in the eastern sky. I e never seen anything like this. We contemplated a satellite that was reflecting light off the sun but we just can't add it up. Has anyone seen this before? It literally only took it about 10-15 mins to clear from west to east. Later that night we seen the same type of object moving from directly above us north bound. I've been super intrigued about this and would love more info if anyone has encountered this before.

Lime green meteor?!?!!

Today at 5:20 am I seen what looked like a meteor flaming green. It like fire sputted until it faded out. It was huge!!! I've never seen anything like that in my life!!!!

UFO over Highland Park, Auckland New Zealand.

I was up on Highland park heights on Tuesday 18/7/2017 at about 8pm looking out over Highland park and towards Half moon bay when I saw a glowing red light that was blinking on and off like a strobe. It hovered for some time then slowly moved to the left before seeming to move away from me towards Half moon bay. It got smaller and smaller until I could not see it anymore. It was not a helicopter as I would have heard the sound as it was a very calm night with no cloud. I saw a jet liner go over in the same area about ten minutes later. The strobe lights on it were nothing like what I saw as it had red green and white lights. It could not have been a drone as it flew so far away from the point it was hovering. Did anyone else see the object? I took a video of the object and will upload it to youtube. Search UFOs over Auckland New Zealand if you want to see it.

A Shooting star?

Being in south australi on friday (21/07/2017) around 4:40am, I saw a big brighting light on the sky, however it didn't look like a shooting star, at least not as I have seen them before. This has brighting green color outside and a blue one inside but the light didn't make a line, it was a kind of explosion. I saw it clearly, but I can't describe it properly. Is there anyone who saw something similar today? Or can someone suggest me any website to search information about it? Thanks guys.

I saw the same thing after

I saw the same thing after work around during 10:10 pm est from Toronto, Canada. It only lasted a few seconds. By time I told my co worker to turn around and look it was gone. It was like an explosion blue/green in colour. No noise just a flash in the distance.

blue green flash across western horizon

Yes me too...on saturday 7/22/2017 around 11:08-11:10 pm saw huge blue green flash above western horizon..(for lack of better word) 1/4th of horizon no sound.. Crystal Clear clouds at all not even on radar from Tulsa Oklahoma. Nearest clouds were in kansas n Missouri were major storms in Kansas City Missouri.

I seen it too Saturday night

I seen it too Saturday night around 9 something pm

5:20 am Iowa I seen the same

5:20 am Iowa I seen the same thing hunting for coyotes

Moving "stars"

Hi I am from Johannesburg South Africa. Every few nights I see moving objects in the sky. No, not planes or satellites. Usually when I tell people they look at me like I'm crazy. But Last night at 18:45 CAT our football team were getting ready to play and I showed them one, flying across the sky, then a few minutes later in another area, another one! Now I dont feel crazy, 16 people were witness. Sometimes in my observations over the years, these things change direction, that freaks me out. What the heck is happening out there ? twitter: @ejaz_k

satellite burn up?

12:10 am, July 19, 2017 - orange glowing light, slow moving toward north, about a minute after the moment I noticed, it finally dissipated over Franklin, TN,

Two meteors

19th July, 2000hrs UTC, while flying over Dubai, saw two meteors. Bright green light around them followed by orange long tail in the southern sky. This is the. Iggest and closest that I have seen. Travelled in Eastwrly direction downwards.