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evening meteor

yeah b great to c u i can see if same thing seen in warkworth it was real bright...saw another around 9.40 was moving real fast through souhtern cross heading north..seemed to slow then off again heading north but was way high ..then came down seemed to stop that one was orange?

strange light in sky

My wife and I saw something strange last night at about 7.30pm while out shopping in Hamilton at the base, saw a light with what seemed like a tail , seemed to fall vertically from where we were, very slowly, and then we lost it behind some clouds, seemed to head away towards the west coast or in that direction, we watched it for between 5 to ten minutes, I did video it on my phone but it is not that clear, I guess we saw the same thing

Forgot to say I am in

Forgot to say I am in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay.

Falling star

I think I saw a very bright leaf-green falling star about 5:00 am Wednesday 11 October 2017. It appeared to come from the north. I was watching the moon in the same area when this green light caught my attention.

strange light seen from Hamilton

My wife and I were shopping at the base in Hamilton, at about 7.30pm tonight we noticed a strange light in the sky, it was almost like a jet stream but vertical , there was a white light with what seemed to be a white tail falling vertically at a slow rate, it slowed to a stand still and the tail disappeared and the light moved behind some cloud, I have never seen anything like it, very strange, we watched this for at least 10 minutes, I am not sure what it was but I am sure it wasnt a flare or anything like that,

bright stripe over waikato sky

a clearly visible bright stripe with a distinctive head and tail resemblng a shooting star but very slow almost as if stationary was seen by me and my 2 kids as we were driving west on collins road temple view waikato this evening on october 12 , 2017, at approximately 7:30 pm. we watched it for several minutes before it disappeared behind the clouds. it appeared to be heading downward at a 45 degree angle toward the ground

falling object

At 9:07 P.M. on 10/10, I was standing in my driveway in Seneca Falls, NY facing west when I saw an object falling straight down from the sky. I have never seen anything fall at such an angle, like the sky was opening up like a zipper. It had a blue green tail with a bright white head. When it fell out of sight it seemed like a bomb exploding, lighting up the sky for a split second.

I saw something fall from the

I saw something fall from the sky on October 8th 8pm pacific standard time. It was orange. It looked like a meteor. We have had devastating wildfires since then in Northern California starting around 10- mindinght that night. I didn't say anything, no one else seemed to see this. I've only heard of one other person that may have caught it on a dash cam. I don't want to be the crazy person that says they saw something fall from the sky.

14 reports I see now from 10/8 evening

I saw several white balls of

I saw several white balls of light , with blue behind it flash across the screen sideways during the wildfires. Seemed unnatural! I also heard prior reports of sightings!

You are not Crazy!

Four young men near Clearlake said they saw blue lit balls fall from the sky before that fire started... and look what I found.. 15 other reports up and down the coast- with 4 at the same time you reported in the same area. What is going on? You are not crazy. Was it a meteor storm? A strange attack? So odd.


At 5:15am this morning in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, a huge bright white and blue light streaked straight down from the sky (the angle seemed almost exactly vertical). It appeared next to the Pleiades star cluster. It lit up the sky and clouds before it went behind a low cloud where I could still see it. Looking through the cloud I could see a round shape at the front of the light. It appeared to burn out quite close to the ground.


Approx 5.10am this morning. Out walking my dog (Bombay hills, South Auckland). Incredible light display, like a massive skyrocket. Night sky location, falling around east to south/east. Long tail before exploding.

What did i see?

I saw a pinkish/orange line very quickly shoot across the sky (only short) around 5:20am looking out towards brookby from Randwick Park

Bright Star/ball

This morning at approximately 6-6:30, there was a very bright star or ball iIn the east. I was heading east in North Western NM, near Caplin and Des Moines. I had the bright star in sight for about 25 minutes and it seemed to stay in one spot. I thought it might be the Eastern star. Then at approximately 6:50, it suddenly fell toward thEarth heading south and disappeared. This is my second post as I felt I needed to give more details about time and location. Can anyone tell me what this might be?

Bright light falls

This morning on October 10, 2017, as I was driving to work there was a very bright star I thought might be the Eastern star. It was present from 6:15 to approximately 6:50 and it was large and bright. Then around 6:50 it fell toward the Earth then disappeared! I have never seen anything like it. What was this?


I saw a large orange ball of fire falling from the sky at 5:30 am. It was over the ocean near Port Hueneme.

Fireball falling from the sky

At about 5:00am a bright red falling fireball fell and separated into a cloud looking color it was over pinion hills ca and it went from bright red to a white color with red wings as it disappeared as well as another bright fireball fell straight down the first one looked as if it were falling more at an angle ,I would have to say I have seen meteor showers in the high desert but never have I seen such a beautiful light so bright red and orange not to mention the size was quite big enough to almost question how big this thing really was.


On the way home from work 5:45a.m give or take. My husband pointed out in the sky and there was a red ball light with a red trail behind it traveling slanted. Then it looked as if it were exploding or something like a malfunctioned firework. Disappears and then reappears like a red ball and commit like features as the air on fire in front of it was reddish. Super trippy. Then it keeps traveling till we couldn't see it anymore.

I saw the exact same thing

I saw the exact same thing this morning on my way to work around 5:40 to 5:45am on the 14 fwy (SoCal). Large bright orange object with orange tail in the sky, probably for a solid 30 seconds. It then exploded like a glittery firework. Afterward it was the size of a star- with a faint large crescent shape in front of it until it disappeared completely. About a minute after this event, another orange object with an orange tail a little smaller shot across the sky and then completely disappeared. I assume it was a comet- or a missile test.... very cool to see though.

Very cool u guys are so lucky

Very cool u guys are so lucky to have seen that my buddy called me at work to look south from san jose ca and i only saw the orange ball moving at an angle very trippy he said it was like a prizm then came back together

NJ meteor

On the night of October 9, 2017, me and four others saw a bright whitish blue flash in the sky falling down towards the north. I think this was the draconid meteor shower. It was SOO big and it’s so cool. Seen around Jackson NJ around 8:40PM EST

I saw something similar in

I saw something similar in Northern California around 8 pm on Sunday Oct 8th 2017. Big and orange. Like a meteor. I didn't want to be the crazy person that said they saw something fall from the sky as I don't have any proof and no one else seemed to have seen it. As you probably know, we are having some horrific, devastating fires here. I live in Napa. My work is Silverado off atlas peak road. I was in Petaluma just south of Santa Rosa when I saw tithe meteor. I was traveling north and it came from the west.

Saw the meteor too on Sunday 10/8 while dockside in Vallejo

Katie - my daughter and I both saw this bright light that fell from the sky! Kept searching to see if anyone else saw this also... especially when the fires erupted in scattered places the same night across the north bay area. We were sitting outside on the dock in Vallejo looking north toward Sonoma and my daughter said "did you see that?" I said yes was that a falling star because it was too low to the ground by appearance. She said it wasn't a falling star she saw it change color. I believe this too because I've witnessed a "fireball" before going across the sky. Thank God we're not the only ones who saw this!

Others saw it too... Wish I did- it was too windy, so I was held up inside.

28th of October at

28th of October at approximately 8.20. I am only 70% sure of exact date and time and was just checking my browser history to confirm as shortly following this siting I raced inside and googled "Bright yellow light in sky above New Zealand"" and although i found search log there seems to be no date or time attached to it. But as i was reading other accounts at the time I took note of the time and dates and related them to the then time to gauge if any or possible relevance to what I saw. I was on the front lawn of my home in Hamilton New Zealand When I noticed a bright light close to the western horizon. It could have been mistaken for a street light if it hadn't been for the fact it was moving and its color nonuniform reds and yellows. Its direction of travel was east it was traveling very fast. By the time II thought about getting footage of it. It was already at about 1 o'clock and slightly to the south almost directly overhead. It was making no sound. My phone is quite ordinary and i quickly gave up getting an image.It was at about 10 0clock at this stage. I raced inside to get my mother as a witness and by the time i got back outside it was disapering behind trees to the east and my mother being elderly did not make it outside fast enough to see it. I have never in my 40 years seen anything like this and was actually a little scared at the time. Initially I thought it possibly was a long range missile. It was round in shape appeared to be burning and had no tale. It traveled from one horizon to the other in less than 2 miniuts.

Red meteor

Auckland. My boyfriend just saw one earlyier this evening. We were lying in bed on our phones and he caught a 2 sec glimpse of something red fly past in the sky from our window. Guttered i missed it as ive never seen one

Fell from the sky Glendale , California

10:45 pm white fireball turned blue and got brighter traveling in a southerly direction near Glendale California.

Meteor fire ball falling from sky

I was almost home from work at a quarter to noon. On Gamefarm Rd right at Millard in Springfield Oregon. I noticed there was a fireball falling fast with a long trail just like behind a jet. I decide to follow it and try to get as close as I could. After following it for about a mile it disintegrated and disappeared Into nothing. It was so amazing to experience.

Night sky of 10.03.17

It's 2:20ish in the morning I go outside to close the garage door shut as I'm about to light a cigarette I saw a section of the sky light up in bright green yellow & white color for about 5 seconds then stopped then flashed again for 5 second 3 more times. What a great experience. #wearenotalone

Fiery object hamilton

Fiery object orange in colour passed over Rototuna hamilton heading westerly appeared relatively low

oranger ball of flams

About 20 mim ago i was out the back as saw a big bright orange ball of flames it crossed over the sourthen cross

green flash in sky

Driving east on the turnpike between Tulsa and Muskogee, Oklahoma at 1 am on 1 October 2017, I observed a green flash located to the north on the horizon. Duration was about 2 to 3 seconds and could almost be covered by the palm of my hand located approximately six inches from my face.

West Coast of Wellington

1:08am saw an object from Karori Wellington burn up off the West Coast near Makara Beach

firey object

Hello, While sitting on my deck in Te-Puke tonight saw a small fiery object look as big as a large boulder on fire streak across the sky just under cloud cover, thought it could also be a bit of space!

I saw it to over Southbury

Flew over a popwarner football practice. Close to 7:00pm.

Meteor bruning in sky

Just seen a meteor buining in the sky about 20 20 from port glasgow scotland

9/29/2017 Green ball of light moving fast East Hartford, CT

Driving on Silver Lane in East Hartford, CT on 9/29/2017 at 6:45 PM, Bright small green ball of light with no tail moving fast over head of us. Both my son and I saw it but felt it was not a meteorite but maybe someone with a laser gun. We were near Pratt & Witney's airport so maybe they have a record of this sighting.

Ball of light

I was having a picnic with my girlfriend on September 29Th and around the same time period I was laying down facing up and my girlfriend was laying on my chest. As I was looking into the sky I saw a ball of light, greenish blue with a yellow ring around it, shoot across the sky and disappear once it passed the trees.It was so fast that if I would have blinked at that very moment I would have missed it.. IT was amazing and I was disappointed that I experienced the sighting alone. I'm so happy that I decided to inquire about the sighting and came across your experience which took place the same day and time period I saw it... Although you're in Connecticut and I'm in the Bronx, the light was traveling so fast that there isn't a doubt in my mind that the light I saw was the same light that I saw... THANK YOU for sharing your experience because it shows that I'm not crazy. I've been talking about all weekend...

Something In The Sky

While driving on the Mass Pike heading home from a long day at work. Between the hour of 6-6:30 pm, I saw a Green Streak of Light in the Sky. My first time ever seeing something like this.

Strange Green Light Streak

Seen a green light streak through the sky at rapid speed while driving through Bridgeport/ Fairfield CT like630/7pm... Strange... If you blinked you missed it

Bright Yellow Ball

Traveling west on route 2 in shelburne Massachusetts we say a giant yellow ball of light fall straight down from the sky!

Bright Yellow Ball

Traveling west on route 2 in shelburne Massachusetts we say a giant yellow ball of light fall straight down from the sky!

Bigdumbal sees green ball of light

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 7:00 PM I was walking West on Main Street in East Rockaway New York. A green ball of light glided over my head and then disappeared. I was looking up at the sky to see if I would see it again. A young boy riding a bicycle across the street from me said "I saw the green light" I said you saw it too?" He said "Yes. What was it?" I said "I don't know "

I saw it too!!!!

Omg I was just googling 'meteor' and 'green light in sky' because I saw some sort of green flash while driving south on the Merritt around 7pm, I think I may have been in Greenwich. I'm glad I'm not losing my mind.

Ball of light. Southwest British columbia

My son and I were just outside in backyard when we both spotted ball of light travelling very fast. No tail. Then it turned orange/red in color and vanished towards the east.

28 September 2017 Australia

My partner seen as he described an fireball in the sky between 5:45am -5:55am. He was looking towards the east. No mention of anything on the web. So very interesting.

North America, Sept. 28 Around 7:01-7:03

i got up this morning. looked into the sky and saw the same thing. looked like a fireball flew past then disappeared. crazy.

Strange objects in sky

I was out walking Sunday night, along with my son, and his friend. This was Sunday, September 24th, and around 10 pm . We had stopped , and were viewing a star that we thought was Jupiter, when right above us , fairly distant, we saw 2 separate moving objects. The first was red, the second was white. They traveled a short distance, fading until they were no longer visible. They were not air craft, and the sky was clear, not cloudy. I've never observed anything like this before.

Bright blue flash/streak

I may be going potter but a rather bright blue flash/streak caught my eye heading east. I am in Christchurch.