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meteor

I witnessed a meteor falling north east from Wainui, Silverdale at 6.25 pm. It was quite low in the sky.

Bright white light

At 18.30 tonight I was driving from Maungatapere towards Maunu mountain and noticed a very bright white light travelling very fast from west to east towards Whangarei. It was fairly large, in the sense that it was bigger than any stars I have seen.

Orange ball of fire crossed sky

Wow! At 6.30pm a ball of fire crossed the sky heading southeast.Im in Glendowie, Auckland. It had a long tail behind it. Thought I was dreaming... Wasn't a North Korea missile I hope!

Meteorite

Saw the same from Pongakawa Bay of Plenty. It had a bright orange tail.going roughly west to east.low on the horizon.

Meteor sighting off north shore, Auckland

Incredible sighting of what I think was a meteor. It lasted 2 - 3 seconds, looked orange with a flaming tail. Incredible! I saw it while sitting in my hot tub, in castor bay, looking out towards tiri tiri. It slowed as it neared the atmosphere. Time 6.35pm

Bright object falling from the sky

At about 6.30 pm a bright object emitting what looked like 'sparks' (breaking up?) was seen from Matarau falling fast from the sky towards the hills behind Hikurangi, Whangarei. It was significantly bigger than what a shooting star normally looks like. We all rushed outside, but by the time we got outside it had vanished.

Meteor

At 6.27pm this eve I was driving through Mt Albert, Auckland and saw a bright white light moving east across the sky. Thought it was a big, low plane untill I saw the bright orange of what looked like maybe atmospheric burn. Never seen anything so bright! Awesome

Meteor

Saw fire trail/meteor looking north from Orewa about 6:30pm tonight. My son was amazed and very excited by what he saw....

So glad other people saw it.

So glad other people saw it. Seemed too big to be a shooting star and burned for about three seconds, or at least long enough for me to go " wow, what's that? "

Meteor tonight at around 18:35 seen from Takapuna

Seems like I saw the same meteor as others. I was on SH1 northbound passing Takapuna. It was really big (equated to the size of a street light) moving west to east really fast. Burnt up as I watched it, leaving a blue-ish tail from the light. Very spectacular.

Meteor

Also saw the meteor at 6:30 . Im in Whangarei , it was Nth of here travelling west to east . Very orange flame like tail before it burned up and disappeared . Fantastic sight :)

I saw it at the same time

I saw it at the same time from Maungatapere - it was heading towards Whangarei.

Meteor

Also saw the meteor at 6:30 . Im in Whangarei , it was Nth of here travelling west to east . Very orange flame like tail before it burned up and disappeared . Fantastic sight :)

Meteor over Rangitoto

Meteor with tail spotted over Rangitoto approx 6.30, as I pointed it out to husband it disappeared

Meteor tonight at around 18:35 seen from Takapuna

Seems like I saw the same meteor as others. I was on SH1 northbound passing Takapuna. It was really big (equated to the size of a street light) moving west to east really fast. Burnt up as I watched it, leaving a blue-ish tail from the light. Very spectacular.

West Auckland meteor

Saw the same as everyone below in the north horizon around 1830 290817 Possibly the best I've ever witnessed. Taupaki

West Auckland meteor

Saw the same as everyone below. Around 1830 290817 Possibly the best I've ever witnessed.

Meteor siting

Meteor NNE of Auckland about 6:35pm 29 Aug, from Kohimarama it appeared high over Rangitoto traveling west to east

Meteor siting

Meteor NNE of Auckland about 6:35pm 29 Aug, from Kohimarama it appeared high over Rangitoto traveling west to east

Falling object

At 18:30pm i witnessed an object much like a "shooting star" however this stayed longer got bigger .and i could clearly see its tail then burnt up to nothing . Did anyone esle see this .im in new lynn auckland

Whangaparaoa

6:30pm saw a low trajectory meteor for a few seconds before it was blocked from view by the terrain. It was probably heading roughly SSE.

meteor sighting

i just saw what had to be a meteor/space debri flying through the sky (looking north ), burning super bright and then what appeared to be, break up hitting the atmosphere !!! Unreal... i'm still buzzing !!!

Shooting star

Saw a shooting star at about 18h35, looked just like a burning firework falling. This is at Algies Bay, Rodney district in Auckland.

shooting star

seen same star shooting across north rodney amazing

meteorite

I saw it too..so beautiful.. I'm at Martins Bay, Rodney district in Auckland.

Large white meteor with tail over West Auckland

At 6.30pm this evening I have just seen a white object about the size of a car fly down at a steep angle with a short tail. Whatever it was definitely hit ground or sea and there will be lots of people who will have seen it from highway 16!

18:29 Just saw a meteoroid

18:29 Just saw a meteoroid explode in the sky and went into 4 visible smaller pieces, north east of hamilton

Meteor over north shore

Sure I just saw a meteor over Sunnynook Auckland, white light but looked like it still had a flame tail..seemed like it was going to land close but probably more over Milford Auckland. Was at 18:30, 29/8/2017

Meteor over Northshore

Saw a meteor with white light and green flash around 18.35 29 August, saw this from Devonport l and it ooked to be heading towards Narrow Neck before vanishing.

Meteor

Just saw one in sky on way driving towards tahuna in the waikato stunning! 6.30 pm

Flash of light

Just saw a flash of light in the Sky tonight, over Rangitoto about 6.20pm. Not sure what is was?

I was in Christchurch driving

I was in Christchurch driving with my gf when I saw a green line in the air with a red spot on the head of it going really really fast. Sorry for my English but I'm not fluent

Between Queenstown and Arrowtown

Yeh! It wasn't my imagination! It just seemed much closer to me here in Queenstown! It was 13:35 today and I was driving from QT towards Arrowtown when I saw it. It was amazing, just like a shooting star but so so bright white, brighter than a welders torch! It took my breath away as at first I thought it was a crashing plane, but it was just too fast and too straight and too bright. I would have said it was just over the AJ Hackett bridge, but seemingly it was nearer to Chch. My first one. Cool.

Object over Christchurch, 28 Aug 2017

I also saw the event described by others today. I saw it from Riccarton Road - looking towards Hagley Park. It was over by the time my husband looked up, but he was able to see the trail - which was like a path through the cloud. The event lasted only a second at most. There was flame.

Meteor

Also in chch epic meteor and contrail over riccarton area early afternoon, so cool.

I also saw the light in sky

I also saw the light in sky at around 1:35, its was red fast flash that shot into the sky and disappeared.

Bright light above Riccarton CHCH

saw a bright light falling for just a flash and left a trail like a jet

object coming through atmosphere in CHCH

Approx 1:35 pm I saw a an object shoot into the atmosphere bursting into orange flame and leaving a contrail behind it. This was looking east down Kilmore street in Christchurch

Bright light streak in sky over Ferrymead chch

About 1:40 in the afternoon. Was bright like looking at metal being soldered together but looked like a falling firework. White and red orange coloured.

Bright light shooting over Christchurch NZ 28/08/17

Approx 13:35 I witnessed a bright white light shooting over Christchurch towards the north, ended with a brighter ball of light then fizzled off.

Orange light

27/8/17 7.20pm. Porirua. Orange light going south, getting weaker

Huge streak of light

Biggest streak of light and yellow-white ball across the sky in Wyoming. The tail lit up the sky. Amazing.

Green white ball

Saw green white ball over a hill as I sat outside on a curb. In the southern tier of new york. It looked to be heading northwest

Flickering ball of light - Western horizon from India - August24

Hi, I live in India on the eastern side 22.5726° N, 88.3639° E. On Thursday, 24th August, I saw a flashing ball of light - the side of Venus on a clear evening - flashing very slowly almost as if someone was switching off a lamp and switching it on again. It was on the Western horizon. Now, we don't get this often out here because of all the smoke and pollution and weher I live, it's literally a concrete jungle downtown area with houses, shops, honking cars etc. So it's highly unusual to spot something like this. I can vouch that it was not an airplane. I know how plane lights flash. Unfortunately, I am the only one who watched it flicker - for about 5-7 seconds. Wonder what that might be. Any ideas? ---Ray

Green light

Around 9:30 pm saw a huge green ball that looked very close and stationary, then it shot to the north and fizzled out. Northwestern PA.

Bluish Green Light

I saw the same thing. It appeared to be a light but flying too low to be a plane or helicopter. I watched it come toward me overhead and then shortly after it was behind me there was no light. Northwest PA.

I saw green light go by

I saw green light go by really quickly around 9:10 pm in Landover, Md

Green Fireball

We also witnessed a bright green ball of light moving downward and fast from Southwest to West around 9:20-9:30 pm EST USA (Northeast Pennsylvania). 5 of us witnessed it and had never seen anything like it before. It was very bright as it moved and then it quickly dissipated.

Shooting light

I saw a large greenish white light with a bright white tail shooting across the sky around 9:10 pm in Aroda, Virginia.

Shooting light with tail

I saw the large greenish white light with a tail, too about 9:15 p.m. last night. What was it? Stafford, VA near Quantico