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Meteroite

In Matamata approx 8pm roughly, looking about westerly direction saw orange fire ball with medium tail falling almost vertical, quite large about the size of a distress flare at a half mile away,was traveling quite slowly didn't burn up it traveled down below the horizon, maybe over Raglan area or out to sea in about that direction, only caught sight of it when low in sky, was quite impressive.

Your sighting

We saw this too. Driving from rotors to Hamilton just north of matamata turnoff. It was heading from approx northeast to west.

Verifying last three reports

Very bright object travelling north to south. Certainly noticed change of colours - green, orange, white. Small tail. We witnessed this in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Seemed to disappear about 20 degrees above horizon.

Big fireball in the sky driving along bruce highway

Comming down the bruce highway Queensland Australia towards eumundi exit tonight 16/4/2017 around 5:30-6:00pm saw a masive fireball falling through the sky verry orange fireball with black smoke trailing behind. Went down behind the trees saw it for about 5 seconds then disappears. Mind blowing way to big for a shooting star!!

Just saw a burning yellow

Just saw a burning yellow ball falling through the sky .... Like a giant and prolonged shooting star ... Near Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia, around 5:55pm

Fireball

I'm in Townsend maclean 2463 northern rivers I was looking west at about 5:45pm when I saw a huge green orange red fireball hit the earth judging from the size it could have been 500 km away to it looked about the size of a tennis ball so if you can see that far and its still that big it must have been huge I braced for tremor

At Deagon in Brisbane a large

At Deagon in Brisbane a large meteor falling low in sky seen at approx 5.45pm with a large fiery tail. Looked to be falling towards North Boondall, Boondal suburbs. It was travelling from E to W.

The Gap Brisbane Australia

I also saw this, and it was really close by. It looked like a street away from where I live. I own a greyhound, and the only time she makes a noise is if it's going to storm. Well she started acting up just before this all happened , like she knew something was about to happen. I was inside and was about to turn on a lamp on the South side of my lounge room. It was dusk, and I happened to just look out the window and saw this bright ball of light with a tail behind it travelling from around rooftop level towards the ground. It looked like it was going to hit one of the houses in the street over from where I lived but there was no sound. It truly looked very close by. We live close by to Mount Cootha and it was on this side of the mountain. I hope all that saw it made a wish!

Green Streak

Last Friday we nearly wrecked when a huge ball of green light with a long tail went from East to West over the Keller, TX sky. All I could think was WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?! GREEN GREEN GREEN!!!!

Blue and Green light

Tonight 15/04/2017 i saw a blue and green light flash in the sky, it filled in the whole sky, it was quick and when it happened the lights everywhere went out for a short period of time, less than a minute. Nairobi Kenya is my Location

a light in the sky

A yellow colour fire ball was moving in the sky around 9 50pm .when I was sleeping in terrace. IT movie around 50 meters and disappeared. IT moved from north to South.

Light

I saw light coming down the sky ..around 1130pm in Los Angeles..

Just saw a bright green light

Just saw a bright green light over by East Rutherford, NJ driving home from dinner around 9:50pm lasted for about 10 seconds, glad to know I'm not seeing things!

Fire ball

Just saw the third fire ball within a years period. Tonight...20 mutes ago saw the fire ball heading north in my yard in Sparta, New Jersey. Amazing!

shooting across sky

We saw something much larger than a shooting star shoot across the sky downward at 10:10 ish pm on 4/14/17

Green Streak in sky

I seen the sam Green Streak at the same time in Rhode Island on break at work outside. It was amazing I seen the end as it broke apart in orange pieces.

meteor

Is this my cousin Didi from Nashua NH? I saw it @ 10:08 pm. It was a bright streak of white and then it went green-then red and then disappeared! SO COOL!!

Meteorite in Manchester NH

Just saw a meteorite burning​ through the atmosphere over my constellation Gemini. I'm​ wishing for good things!

Meteorite in Manchester NH

Just saw a meteorite burning​ through the atmosphere over my constellation Gemini. I'm​ wishing for good things!

Lyrid meteor falling from sky.

Just watching it from Kolkata in India. Was quite big at first but by now in 9 pm it is getting diminished on 14 April 2017. Yes folks! Right now! Got some classy images of it from my camera. If any Organization wants it contact me. Yeah!

Strange ball of green fire

I just saw a strange green ball of fire falling from the sky,,My.Sterling,Ky, 4-14-17. 2:00 am

Green lime light with orange reddish fore coming out the back

My daughter and I was headed home at around 230am and we were driving down ottway road in Greeneville Tennessee, and this lime green light appears in the sky with orange reddish fire coming out of the back of it. It looked as tho it was falling from the sky, but I went to look for it and couldn't find it. Also on 4/12/17 I was at work standing in the porch and it still had some day light out and there was a very bright and big thing that looked like a falling star yet it didn't start going down until it got behind the mountains.

Green Shooting star like object leaving half of a second light.

I was sitting at the 4th floor of the atrium hotrel mandurah on the 7th of april when I was talking to my 2 mates and i saw shooting star like object that quickly disappeared that head from the sky to the ground leaving a half a second light trail behind it... not only that the tv in the room turned it self off after I told the others what I saw.. we were all shitting ourself at that time. Then we turned it back on and forgot all about it. Now tonight is the Friday 14th of april. We chose to stay at the same hotel again. After 2 beers with my mate on the balcony I was staring in a northerly direction when I noticed a green coloured shooting star with the same length of time of a green coloured trail. My friends weren't looking at that direction at the time. I turned the music off and took them inside and explained to them exactly what I saw and they knew how serious i was last time. Just wondering if anyone knows what the green shooting star like object was. I have never seen anything like this before apart from when I have been staying at the atrium hotel in mandurah western Australia. Could someone please contact me on +61415822998 with answers.. thanks..

Low green "shooting star" with long tail

I don't know what it could be besides a meteor but I saw the same thing. I live in the USA the state of Maine. It was very very low in southwest sky. Very Green with a looking tail also green. Appeared suddenly and traveled at a slight angle to the ground. It looked so low I thought It might hit the ground, but it disappeared just as fast as it appeared. Beautiful!! Never seen anything like it before. I am the only one that saw it. If you find anything out about it please let me know. My email is berry.girl.ab@gmail.com

4/12/17 fireball

I live south of Daytona Beach, FL and was taking a walk on the beach last night. I saw the bright light come from the west and head east. It lasted several seconds and then just disappeared. It was amazing.

FAST MOVING BRIGHT LIGHT

Last night around 9:00 p.m. in Waycross, Georgia, me and my sister and brother- in- law were outside and saw a large ball of white light moving rapidly from the north west to north east. It seemed to be descending and was definitely not a shooting star.

A neighbor and I saw it too.

A neighbor and I had stopped to chat while wakling our dogs. He said "hey look at that and I saw a very bright object without tail burn moving Dow into the tree line likely a mile or so away once we could no longer see it. There was no trail that I recall.

Locust Grove

I saw the Georgia Meteor too!! i was on the phone with my pops and my lady had just walked back in the house when i seen it descending southeast in the sky it seemed many miles away with i were close because i would've jumped in the truck and brought her home lol

Fast traveling bright white light

Me and my 3 children (Somerset, KY) witnessed a Bright large meteor sized light zip across the sky just before 9 pm 4/12/17. It was very quick and had a tail part of the time. It was amazing to watch. It almost looked fake. From our perspective it looked to be traveling east NE. It's trajectory seemed to be directed towards the ground, but probably beyond the horizon that we could see. It was plain crazy to watch... Very fascinating. I wish I new what it was.

Large Meteor

I saw the same thing in Orange Park, FL while walking my dog just before 9PM!

Huge fireball over Greenville, SC

Wow! Was walking home around 8:40 pm EST, and saw a huge ball of fire with a very long tail move West to East. It was so bright, and uncomfortably close! Star? Comet? Metiorite? Whatever it was it was moving fast and burning hot, appeared like a ball of fire. It stayed in view 10-20 seconds, long enough for us to run half a block trying to keep it in view. Powerful! I've never seen anything like it...

Massive white ball falling from sky

On the way home tonight in Boone county, WV my girlfriend and I were coming home from work she was driving I was eating nachos and not paying attention was looking at her talking and she started freaking out, especially because of the world politics and war on the brink, she said she seen a giant white ball with a long tail falling from the sky the trajectory she explained was from east to west and she explained it as being the brightest object ever seen, white, and about half the size of the moon on a normal viewing full moon night, I wish i got to see it and i've also seen other people had experienced the same thing this night at around 9PM in VA.... What is this thing and where is it going and what is it hitting!?

Meteor?

I live in Marion, VA. A couple of friends, my brother, and I was sitting on the porch around 9:00 pm tonight. My brother pointed to the sky and told us to look at the shooting star. What we saw was not like any shooting star we have witnessed. A large white light moving from west to east went accross the sky. It didn't fall fast like a star. It maintained the same flight path until it went over the horizon and out of sight. The bright color remained the same. It was unusual. I've never seen anything like this. I'm glad I had others to witness what happened.

Bright white object

My husband and I were in Weber City Va. We saw a bright white object go across the sky from west to east. This happened on 4-12-17 a little before 9:00 p.m. We have never seen anything like this before.

Bright white object

My husband and I was in Weber City Va. we saw a bright white object go across the sky from west to east. This happened on 4-12-17 a littl before 9:00 p.m. We have never seen anything like this before.

12 April 2017 at 8:45 PM EST. Meteroroid

In East Tennessee I saw a bright light zoom across the sky. Low in the sky and moving from the west to east very fast. Long tail. So unusual. I have never seen anything like it. Please tell me you saw it too.

12 April 2017 at 8:45 PM EST. Meteroroid

In East Tennessee I saw a bright light zoom across the sky. Low in the sky and moving from the west to east very fast. Long tail. So unusual. I have never seen anything like it. Please tell me you saw it too.

Bright light

I saw the same light with a tail moving low and fast...from West to east horizonally. There was no sound. It's was around 8:45 pm Greensboro NC

Something flying through the sky

My husband and I were.driving home.from the grocery store in Hampton, Georgia and saw a big ball of light dropping rapidly through the sky.

Light in the sky

Tonight at 9pm my 11yr old daughter and I were walking in from church looking for the moon. Something was flying in the sky. It looked like one of those kids lights that you hold the button down and it spins light around. It was really fast. It was white. It was very strange. I'm 47 and have never seen this before. It's was flying across the sky and gone in 15-20 seconds, long enough for us to observe and talk about it. Not a shooting star. A meteor maybe??

meteor in north carolina sky

we just witnessed a meteor travel from west to east over Moore county North Carolina @ 9:00 pm est, wed. evening 12 april 2017. color was bright yellow with a hint of green . went clear across the horizon from west to east. fairly low to the horizon. j powers

Meteor/asteroid?

I live in Blue Ridge, Georgia facing West to the mountain and a sustained white streak flew over, with a long tail, directly East to West. It disappeared on the horizon, didn't fade or burn out though. Looked like a shooting star but was slower, and maintained the same brightness all the way. I am an avid star watcher and I've never seen anything like it. Was it an asteroid or meteor?

Shooting Star

My mom and I were walking my dog tonight at 8:30 in Charlotte NC and we looked up and saw bright fireball flying across the sky. It was faster than a plane and very bright. I've seen meteors before where they show up for about 1-3 seconds before disappearing but this one continued to fly across the sky without showing signs of dimming. Eventually after watching it for a good 6-8 seconds it fell out of view.

Shooting Star

My mom and I were walking my dog tonight and we looked up and saw bright fireball flying across the sky. It was faster than a plane and very bright. I've seen meteors before where they show up for about 1-3 seconds before disappearing but this one continued to fly across the sky without showing signs of dimming. Eventually after watching it for a good 6-8 seconds it fell out of view.

Me too

I saw it too . I'm in East TN TH and I know for sure wasn't a shooting star this kept going on a straight path and kept going till I couldn't see it anymore

Meteor

I was driving home on high way 27 through Hamilton ga and saw something that was glowing and falling from the sky.

White, green and red light

Sitting on our balcony in East Brisbane Queensland and just saw the most amazing sight. Very nearby something has fallen from the sky that was very bright and appeared to be burning. It was white red and green.

Wow

Flash of green and blue 4/10/2017

Bright meteor NW of Auckland 7 April

Friday night 7 April 2017 8:55 p.m. (0855 UTC 07 April) 37.2461 S, 175.1924 W. Maramarua, 60 km Southeast of Auckland, New Zealand. My wife and I saw it from our moving car on SH2, dark sky but bright Moon, no street lights, with only light scattered cloud. Unfortunately when driving a car it is difficult to be precise about any of these observations but this is a bit more accurate than the report somebody previously posted on Fri, 07/04/2017 - 21:33: At this particular point the road runs NE (around 65° from North) and goes uphill with a passing lane. The meteor was to the left of straight ahead, somewhere around true NE. And I can’t be more precise than that. First sight was at about 30° above horizontal, descending almost perfectly vertically until it abruptly vanished, likely behind a close stand of trees which is visible on Streetview. Note – if anybody from elsewhere is looking at that Streetview image, remember that we drive on the left in NZ. The Streetview camera vehicle (May 2012) was heading SW, downhill. I don’t think that the distant hills were visible above the crest of the road as the meteor disappeared. Speed of the object seemed absolutely typical for an ordinary meteor. It was plain white with no colour, no tail, no fluctuations (as observed under less than ideal conditions). Immediately afterwards I looked for reference points but the road turns to the right at the crest so that wasn’t very successful. The moon was about 5 days before the Easter full, higher and to the left (North). Jupiter was visible to the East, Alpha Centauri high to the South. From the car the meteor colour was similar to all these. It was visually considerably brighter than Jupiter. It certainly got my attention while I was driving!

Headline should have read NE

Headline should have read NE of Auckland (not NW)