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I saw that same light! Going

I saw that same light! Going on I-95 N near stafford around 9:15ish!! I have been trying to figure out what it was. It was like an arch of light with a tail and after it arched it kind of broke off (like it exploded) and was blueish.

blue bright light

Isaw that thin too,,,western pa

Meteor

Just saw a green ball fall from the western sky near Montgomery, NY.

Regarding STEVE MONTGOMERY N.Y.

Hey Steve ! I live in HIGHLAND MILLS N.Y. What time did you see THE LIGHT ( LOL ) I saw a bright blue one it didn't look that big though probably smaller then a soccer ball . Really cool !!

Ball of light

It was about 9:00 pm we were sitting outside and saw a blue green ball falling very fast in the western sky over Montgomery N.Y. it had a fairly long tall and didn't seem too far away almost looked like a small plane at first we thought it was a plane crashing we lost sight of it behind the trees .

Regarding STEVE MONTGOMERY N.Y.

Hey Steve ! I live in HIGHLAND MILLS N.Y. What time did you see THE LIGHT ( LOL ) I saw a bright blue one it didn't look that big though probably smaller then a soccer ball . Really cool !!

Meteorite at 7pm thursday 24th august

From Tapu valley Coromandel Peninsular. Very bright vivid blue white meteorite fell from about 40degrees above the horizon straight down to the nth east disappearing behind the ridge at about the point the sun rises on the winter solstice. Much brighter than any stars in the sky. Did not appear to leave a trail behind it, though got fainter as it neared the horizon. Apparent speed across the sky was quite slow. Visible for over half a second. Much faster than a plane, but would assume this was at least 100 km away if it was traveling at normal 25000- 50000+ km per hour. Don't think I've seen one this seemingly slow. Definitely much faster and brighter than satellites look in low earth orbit. Brightest one I've ever seen and visible for longest time too.

In HIGHBURY, PALMERSTON NORTH

In HIGHBURY, PALMERSTON NORTH at about 7.15pm, I was outside having a smoke looking up when a flash of light caught my eye. It's flash was as bright as the brightest star in the sky so my eye was immediately drawn to it as I watch the light glow to its brightest point it slowly dimmed till it was invisible it was moving about the same speed as a satellite. I kept watching the same area, after 15 seconds, it lit up again, very bright travelling about the speed of a satellite but a different direction this time and then slowly dimmed away again till I couldn't see it anymore. Waited for 10 mins more but didnt saw it again. It was just strange how it changed direction like 45de free angle so quickly and too high to be a helicopter.. Wonder if anyone else saw it :)

Green ball of light falling from the sky.

I'm at work and at 2:45 a.m. 8/24/17, I saw a green ball of fire falling from the sky in accomac Virginia and it looked really close.

7.40 pm . Big gowing ball

7.40 pm . Big gowing ball with tail shot out of some plane that flew over

Meteor/shooting star??

7.20pm: Long red tail following a bright white starlike ball. Travelling across Manukau toward east.

???

I saw the exact same thing. I am from hopwood Pennsylvania. It was traveling horizontally. It almost looked like the tail of it was on fire. Bizarre

Meteor spotted 8/22/17

I had witnessed a meteor or something last night around 9 o'clock est in Everett WA i thought i was crazy cause no one else had seen it and nothing local posted but this makes me think I saw the same thing due to the descriptions of everyone's experiences! Glad to get it figured out!

Meteor seen over Rotorua

Meteor seen over Rotorua around 830pm last night

Meteor 22 08 2017 Auckland

Around 8:30pm shooting star seen over Mangere/Onehunga heading towards One tree hill direction before it burnt off. Very low, definately looked like it was in stratosphere. Very cool. Nish D.

Meteor 22/08/17

Can also confirm sighting of a meteor last night due east or Tanners Point, Western Bay of Plenty. Didn't check exact time but it was between 8.00 - 8.30pm. It appeared as a large bright ball with a tail and descended almost gracefully - unlike so called 'shooting stars'.

Did you notice many planes

Did you notice many planes about ? I had this tonight but mine looked like it came out of a plane it was so close to my house

Meteor 22/08/17

Can also confirm sighting of a meteor last night due east or Tanners Point, Western Bay of Plenty. Didn't check exact time but it was between 8.00 - 8.30pm. It appeared as a large bright ball with a tail and descended almost gracefully - unlike so called 'shooting stars'.

Shooting Gold and Green Star

Around 8.15 pm here in Napier, I was drying a small dish. I just happened to look up and there out the window I saw a fairly, large, gold edged star with a wide emerald green tail. Was it a firework from a ship and before you ask no, I wasn't and noVWsYWr, do I smoke anything funny?

Meteor

Approx 8.20pm saw what appeared to be a meteorite with large tail of yellow,green and red. low in the sky and looked to land at sea off bay of plenty.

Over Marlborough

Tue 22 Aug at 8.30pm. Spotted over Marlborough as I drove between Woodbourne and Blenheim, shooting across the sky West to East. Seemed very low.

Shooting star/meteor

On the 22/08/17 a little after 8.00pm we saw a large, yellow streak across the sky in Hokowhitu, Palmerston North- possibly a meteor or shooting star.

Fireball sighting above New Zealand

Driving back from Raglan towards Hamilton (NZ), at approx. 8:30pm (22/8/17). My partner and I spotted the what looked like a fireball seemed to be plummeting downwards the earth. Was difficult to tell exactly how far away it was, but is seemed to be pretty large. We were driving in an approximate eastward direction at the time so the fireball could have come down heading approx east of New Zealand

Meteor over the Waikato

At 20:15 on 22nd August I saw a meteor streaking low across the sky, heading eastward. It had a "feathery" looking whitish-orange tail. I was near the Hamilton airport, and from this vantage point it looked like it was going to land in Matamata, or maybe Tauranga!

Meteor - Auckland New Zealand

I just saw a meteor here in Pukekohe, Auckland. Approx 7:45pm local time. Falling North East.

Green meteor over Texas

Saw the same object on Friday, August 18 at 11:58. Was driving east in north dallas. It appeared to enter from South then break into pieces before disappearing.

Green meteor over Texas

Saw the same object on Friday, August 18 at 11:58. Was driving east in north dallas. It appeared to enter from South then break into pieces before disappearing.

I saw the same here in Tyler,

I saw the same here in Tyler, tx

Just yesterday night myself

Just yesterday night myself and a couple friends where outside late on August 18th 2017 and all of a sudden we saw a ball of light that looked like it was on fire go across the sky and continues as he went across to where it went behind trees and couldn't see it anymore. It was moving really fast and it looked like it had a tail on the end. It was the coolest thing to watch. I live in Ashdown Arkansas and I have never seen anything like it until now. And after he had disappeared from sight about a few mins later behind the trees of the direction it was headed I saw a bright light like a flashlight had been turned on for a minute and lite up the sky. It's hard to explain it but do know I will never forget it

We saw that too. The orange

We saw that too. The orange ball with the tail broke up like a crackling fire cracker then turned a beautiful green color. Then crackles again and fadeded out. We live in magnolia Arkansas. Then the next night we saw something similar it was just orange for a second then crackles and faded out

Orange light travelling

In multan pakistan. I saw an orangobject travelling in the sky it had no sound, it was travelling like a plane and faded out after a distance. It did not go away but faded out

Saw something in the sky

Uuuuuuhhhhhh! I know it's late and I don't know if anyone saw what I saw in the midnight sky! I'm driving home on this back road in Fresno Tx, completely dark, no body around me and all of the sudden I see this massive silver ball of light or fire falling from the sky extremely fast on a diagonal, blinks, then completely disappears in mid air. I couldn't believe my eyes. I don't know what I saw folks but it was unreal! Maybe it was a meteor, shooting star, or satellite.!!

Report it on

Report it on http://www.amsmeteors.org I saw something last night 8/18 at 11:56pm. From Oklahoma

Green Light falling across the sky

Just a few minutes ago here in Cleveland tx at 12:01am a green ball of fire fell across the sky while we were driving on u.s. 59. Must have landed somewhere close because it looked like it was getting closer. It was a slow descent and at the last moment the tail caught fire. Very cool! Never seen anything like. Not sure what it was but I made a wish just in case ;)

I saw it too

I saw it also from a remote area near Livingston Texas at 11:56 pm in the Northeast sky

You should make sure and post

You should make sure and post a report on http://www.amsmeteors.org I also witnessed it at the same time from Oklahoma, in a southeast direction

blue ball

Yes! I haven't heard anyone say anything about this but I posted on my Facebook. A few weeks ago I was driving home on hwy 275 in Tampa Florida and I saw a blue/turquiose looking fire ball falling downward from the sky then it disappeared. It was so pretty, but I was scared too cause I didn't know what it was or what I could damage. I would've recorded but I was driving and the only 1 in the car. I'm so mad I didn't get footage. It was Amazing

6+ circle objects moving way to fast with blinking colored light

It's was last night Aug 17 2017 in surrey bC a friend and I were walking to the store round 11pm wr ended up following these orbes . We had no I idea what to call them . There were at one point 8+ in total.some lite up with red lights and some further in the distance with almost a light blue light just still.... Blending with the Stars there were only 3 of these orbes moving actively incredibly fast at one time covering the entire distance around the whole night sky. We followed these things for over an hour .... We couldd hear them in the sky but most times we couldn't see them , then we would catch a glimpse follow it just to watch it disappear into the night sky .......... it's like it knew we were watching and then settled itself farthur into the sky and then shut off you can tell the difference between Stars and these orbes at a glance ilthe sky is just filled with stars but take a look every hundred feet or so there is a circular cluster of almost blueish Stars and those are the orbes that are circling our sky at 230 am on August 18 ! Walked to gateway sky train station the orbes were no longer racing across our night sky neither were there as many but you could still see 4 inactive almost blueish orbes dormant in all north east South and west areas of the sky...... And one directly above me ...what was weird was my cell phone just died when I went to the camera to take a picture .and my buddy Greg's phone starting doing weird shit. His girlfriend was calling and and he wasn't able to answer his phone was ringing but the screen kept blinking like in and off making him unable to answer the call. He couldn't get into his screen after it stopped ringing to take a video or picture either and went returning home after this happened 3 times with his girlfriend calling ( we could see in between the black screen and the phone ringing while trying to answer) that it was Tanya calling ......... But when we got back home tthere was nothing in the call log no missed calls or texts he didn't even get her text messages until we walked through the door ! And what was even weirfer my dead phone all of svsudden had power ...

Meteour ?

At 3:10 am I saw a white light shoot across the sky from NW to SE. It appeared to to be close to earth, I did not know if it was a meteor or something else. I was shocked when I saw it because it appeared so low and large. I would like to know if someone else in St.Francisville, LA saw it.

Meteor sighting in St.Francisville, la.

I forgot to include the date of the sighting, it was on August 18, 2017.

Meteor sighting

Driving to the market in daylight yesterday 08-16-2017, wednesday about 3pm in Sun City West, Az. , we saw a bright orange ball with a fiery long tail go across the sky south to north. We watched for 15 to 20 minutes before it faded from view. I don't think it had burnt out...just out of sight! I wish I had had my camera with me. My phone just recorded a blurry dot.

Meteor?

Saw a white ball falling with a with a fading into yellow fading into red tail. Was gone in a flash. Was unreal! This was around 8pm thursday 18th of August 2017 in Brisbane Queensland.

Green lights in the sky

Last night I seen green lights in the sky they were flashing really bright, I am from Brisbane Australia.

Green light

I saw a green light falling to earth tonight 13.08.2017 at approximately 21.50hrs, i was driving towards bowburn services county durham, heading to the A1M north bound, the light disappeared behind cloud so im asumming it was a meteor etc. Very cool though!!

Green light

Hi on the 15/08/2017 I seen a green light's in Brisbane Australia. I really don't think it was star's or a meteor.

Never thought i'd find

Never thought i'd find someone that saw the same thing as me! Here in indonesia, i saw the same thing around 7 pm, it's moving really slow for a meteor and has a faint smoke trail. I search online and come to a conclusion that it was a space junk falling to earth.

Green ball

I live in Ohio and I saw a green orb of light look like it fell out of the sky! It seemed closed and it fell behind some trees. If it wasn't 12am j would've gone looking to see if it actually landed. I was a perfect circle but it was cloudy like it had a fog around it. Very bright kinda fell in a feather way where it drifted slowly. Maybe tomorrow I'll take a look around outside. It seemed so close.

Bright blue ball of light

I live in Hudson valley region of NEW YORK STATE at the foothills of the Catskill mountains around 9:15 pm tonight August 25th 2017 I was on my porch alone and out of nowhere I saw a bright electric blue ball fall from the sky into the tree lines !! I'm wondering if this had anything to do with the Eclipse we just had ?? It was so bright * & such a pretty blue with almost a hugh of white light !! It was so close to me but only caught its decent right before it fell into tree lines !!

Bright blue ball of light

I live I the Hudson valley region of NEW YORK STATE at the foothills of the Catskill mountains around 9:15 pm tonight August 25th 2017 I was on my porch alone and out of nowhere I saw a bright electric blue ball fall from the sky into the tree lines !! I'm wondering if this had anything to do with the Eclipse we just had ?? It was so bright * & such a pretty blue with almost a hugh of white light !! It was so close to me but only caught its decent right before it fell into tree lines !!

Green light. About the same time in upstate NY (Keuka lake).

I was driving south on east side of lake. A bright green ball with tail flew in front of me sideways into the trees! Wondered if it was fireworks, but it was pitch dark and no one was around.