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lights tracking over Dunedin NZ

I'm sure there must have been a few people that saw the lights tracking over the Dunedin sky last night around 11.30 pm. About 20 of them , yellow lights making no noise, moving up from the south. No mention about them on the news. Satellites or what??


 

Meteor over Thames Firth NZ

Just after 10pm 23/04/2014 I saw a yellow light streaking towards earth, it became a beautiful green and was turning red before it dissapeared behind the Hunua's over the Firth of Thames (Coromandel NZ). Amazing sight.


 

rocket like object .

So then on the 22/04/2014 at around 19:50 gmt i was driving home in Dover, Kent, uk when i noticed a bright orange streak in the lead by a big silver object. The object which was consistent in its speed seemed to be travelling that fast it was pushing the air in front of it which could be seen very clearly either that or it was burning up in the atmosphere. I live on the south coast of England at it was somewhere over Europe.the object was much larger than any plane i have ever seen and regardless of its height you could clearly make out it wasn't a plane. Was it a rocket? Was it a satellite? Was it a comet? This i don't know but am anxious to find out. I have never been so excited to see a foreign object in the sky. Please could someone enlighten me

Bright green light

Tonight at about 2200 saw a bright green flare like light travel downward very fast into Kawau Bay in front of South Cove, Kawau island.

comet or asteroid

Hi.On Monday night,sitting in Sandton,Johanhesburg at The San,on the roof top,when we saw this fast moving "firework"fly across the sky.It caught the eye of three of us.A bright ball followed by a tail of white light.After it passed we realised that it was not fireworks,but could be a comet or an asteroid.This was about 8:30.

Any other comments?

Meteor?

I live in Potchefstroom, South Africa and I was sitting outside with my sister last night, at approximately 20h00 or just after, when I also saw a very bright and big green light, that I initially thought was a firework, travel across the sky. It had a tail that looked like it caught fire or like it exploded and gave off a lot of light. My sister who was sitting with her back to it saw the reflection of the light and thought it was lightning and within seconds it was all gone. It was not the same size as the shooting stars you normally see in the sky. It was the first time I ever saw anything like it.

Blood Red 'star'

Im from Kenya, and not sure of date maybe 18th or 19th of April 2014 at around 2000hrs or something i saw a blood red star that wasn't blinking/twinkling. I found it really odd but unfortunately i was getting in my house so didn't satisfy my curiousity. But it really was too red for a star and it wasn't even blinking. Any idea what it was?

Blood Red 'star'

Hi Prince-hardy. What you saw was probably the planet Mars. It looks quite a lot like a star, but as you've described it appears a very red or orange colour (it looks orange from my home in New Zealand but I expect light pollution may play a part in its colour) and doesn't twinkle quite like a regular star. Mars currently rises at around 5:20 in the afternoon in Kenya so it would have been up at the time you saw it.

The orbits of Earth and Mars have currently brought them much closer together than usual, so Mars appears particularly bright and vivid in the sky. The red colour, of course, is due to the colour of the surface of Mars. The fact that it doesn't appear to twinkle is a bit more interesting.

As light from stars and planets travels through our atmosphere, it gets refracted a bit chaotically by pockets of hot and cold air. Because stars appear as pinpoints of light, this makes them appear to "twinkle". However, although this can't be seen with the naked eye, the planets viewed through a telescope look clearly like discs. The light is still jumping around, but because it's jumping around just as much but coming from a source with a large apparent size it doesn't actually make them look like they're twinkling. It's basically the same reason as why the Sun and Moon don't twinkle, but not quite so extreme.

Shooting star?

Last night about 10pm we saw a bright light moving fast from north to South over wairarapa. We thought it was a fire work going up but it just kept on moving

Meteor/comet 21/04/14

my sister said she saw a bright blue green comet with a tail fly over. She said it was like it was very close ( I don't know how much this helps) ... We're from Johannesburg, South Africa... I'd like to know if you guys got a report of any such incident :) I'd really like to know

meteor/comet

Hi there. i was driving up from KZN to Johannesburg on Monday evening. At approx 20H10 near Warden, the sky lit up it. It was so weird as i though it was lightning although it was too bright to be. When i looked up i saw something like a flame with a sparkling tail shoot across the sky. it seemed very very close, and had thought it to be too big to be a shooting star. :) nevertheless i still made a wish

?Comet

Last night at past 20h00 hours, my sister and I saw what appeared to be a bright green light with a tail which lit up for a second and then disappear. It was so bright that ut actually lit up the ground. It was moving from a northerly to a southerly direction. We are situated in Katlehong, South Africa. What could it be, a meteor or a comet?

2 red balls in va

Last night around 11:30 I was sitting in a hot tub with three other people when I looked up and noticed these two red balls moving just above us. The second one seemed to be following the first. We watched for about 30 seconds then the second ball burnt out and just a few seconds later I watched the first one burn out.. was this part of the meteor shower they are calling for? Or was it something else? I'm still doing research to see if anyone else saw it or can tell me what it was

Japanese lanterns

These sound like they were Japanese lanterns. Any round orange balls, moving slowly in one direction and especially if they burn out re likely to be these.

Thanks though

Couldn't have been those to far away and moving to fast to be a paper light.  Also you could tell they was following each other...

3 orange balls

Gurnee, Illinois 04/19/2014 2200hrs. I saw one orange ball traveling east to west it didn't make any noise or blink. It was traveling much faster than a plane and was only visible for about 2-3 minutes. Roughly 30 seconds later another flying in the same direction came over head. Almost directly above me the orange "light" went out and what I was able to make out fron the silhouette appeared to be a cone shaped object. Again 30 seconds later a 3rd and final light traveled in the same direction of the first two. Does anybody have an idea of what I just saw?

I saw two in Lynchburg

I saw two in Lynchburg Virginia around 11pm. Seemed to follow each other and then burned out.

Lights in the clouds over Wellington, NZ

I just saw 3 balls of light moving in circular motions in the clouds over Wellington. Are these metors? 

Me too!

Yes! I saw it at approx. 4.30am thismorning in Christchurch, NZ.
I saw one bright white light looking like it was moving around, suddenly two more appeared. The larger one appeared to have a tail of some sort. They seemed to be going in circular motions, my first thought was a meteor, except the way they seemed to just hover and move slightly to the side. Any news?

A big round giant light is fallen from the sky on Houston Texas

Jesus I never saw nothing like that was a big round light with
A tail and was very bright and white!!!
On the tail was like white and red!!!!
Some body saw it tooo???m
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Tonight at approximately 9.03

Tonight at approximately 9.03 I saw a star moving through the sky, what was this?

red star moving

was it red? i saw 2 like stars but red moving across the sky at 9:15pm tonight then disappeared. What was it?  

I saw lightning around the moon

During our eclipes on april 15th while I was observing right before midnight idaho time there was a series of huge, absolutly huge  lighning stikes or bolts and through my telescope it was aparent it was around the moon and not in our atmosphere . Ihave never seen this , is this normal?

bright green object like a star

16th april i witness an bright green object looking like a star decending from the sky above stockport england at 9.10 pm aprox i would like to know what was this thanks

weird cloud strip falling from the sky the end was really bright

I just seen I weird bright cloud like strip falling from the sky. 

Am in tasmania from south. Was looking towards north. The part falling was bright. 

How do I attach a picture? 

You might want to try posting

You might want to try posting your question/ comment here... www.sydneyobservatory.co.au/2007/report-a-sighting 

They seem to respond to fairly quickly.  We're from New Norfolk and saw something as well at about 5:30, but couldn't get a picture.

The international space station

Last night Tuesday 15th April 2014 at 2105hrs. I noticed a bright light moving across the night sky, in a westerly to easterly direction. At first I thought it was a plane, though no engine sound. It took approximately 5 minutes to travel across the sky, even had time to phone my parents who also spotted it. Can anyone confirm whether this was the international space station? Regards Neil (my location is Rugby, Warwickshire, England)

ISS

I think it probably was:  http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/04/14/international-space-station-to-fly-over-london-on-tuesday/

green ball moving in sky

On 14th of april 2104, i was on my rooftop and was talking with my friend over phone when i saw a hazy green light coming down towards ground, but it got dimnished before touching the ground..the light was circuar in front with a small trail ..the time was near about 22:10 .. i saw it in jammu city in jammu and kashmir state of india.the light was seen not more the 4 seconds.

Somthing in the sky

It's Tuesday the 15th of April at 22:25 I seen somthing going across the sky with a orange/red line behind the orange and red thing that must of been creating that line then it all disappeared ? It was really strange and i was really scared was it a metor? Coming down to earth my boyfriend said it was a shooting start but it looked like the colours of fire ?

Orange ball of light

Tonight, we were watching the moon for the lunar eclipse, we were based in Kinloch, New Zealand. We saw this odd orange ball of light appear in the east, but must've been below the high cloud as we couldn't see the moon. It was travelling fairly slowly, like a aeroplane, but wasn't flashing. It resembled a ball of fire, as it got closer over head, it increased in size, then after going over top of the house, it got smaller and smaller and then just dissapeared in the west. We have camera footage of it to prove that it wasn't us just seeing things.

I too have seen the same

I too have seen the same several times exactly how you desrcibed it..... ????? 

Orange ball of light

I shared a similar experience here in Wanganui. Orange ball of light 'hung in the air' and was visible before the eclipse became clear again through the clouds. It moved southward and eventually disappeared.

Firey object seen in sky

Oamaru, Otago. Tonight at 7.20pm my wife and I witnessed a large firey object coming in from the east to west, lasted about 20 seconds and then faded out almost overhead ! There was no noise!

We saw the same thing in

We saw the same thing in Kinloch, Taupo!!! We videoed it too

North East Scotland 6th April 2014

Saw lots of moving lights in the sky and 1 really big trail falling in the sky to the north

12-13 FIREBALLS IN THE SKY

Iam from Hyderabad, India


Yesterday 13.04.2014 midnight  at around 00.15Hrs, I was on my terrace, watching the clear sky, all of a sudden I have seen a falling star,   but one after the other I have seen around three fireballs, then grewing suspicisous, thougt of capturing the same in my phone,  They were emerging in the East heading towards West and disapperaing.


Initially thought could be some fireworks some where, but the speed at which the fireballs were travelling made me think those couldnt be fireworks, 


I have seen those fireballs for around 15minutes one after the other around 10-13 fireballs


 


 

Wales, uk

I was just out the backyard and could see a bright yellow light in the distance. At first I thought it was a plane but it was only around 200 foot in the air plus it was moving way too fast. This light was constant and did not flash and moved in a direct route. The sighting only lasted about 45 seconds and then the light faded above me then disappeared. There was not one cloud in the sky. Any answers to this? Very strange.

Wales Uk

I seen someone saying Sputnik would be visible about 9.50 in Uk so possibly this is what you saw

Wales

Sputnik is our way of saying space station or satelite lol

 11.38 at night while working

 11.38 at night while working in the Northern territory Australia my work partner and myself while heading in from a community we saw what started out as a silver flash light turned into a blue then green lght the size of a rugby ball fall straight down from the clouds above.

What was it?

Last night a friend and I saw a bright light in the night sky. At first we thought is was a plane but it was way too high to be a plane it looked like a bright very slow moving star but as it ascended the light got dimmer. Do stars ascend? And no it was mos def not a plane! Please email with links astrology and biblical thank you.

Meteor sighting in Auckland March 2nd

On March the 2nd 2014 I was driving on Te Atatu road towards the end of the Te Atatu Peninsula in Auckland when a huge bright green shooting star flew low across the night sky. It flew from west Harbour direction towards Massey. It was amazing and huge! There were red flares out the back. A sight I'll never forget - amazing!

green emerald meteor

At 8:30 fish April 9th in Humboldt county California in the northwest pacific I seen the most beautiful thing ever I though it was a shooting star but, come to find out it was a meteor and I will never forget it. It was solo beautiful.... wow....

What just went across the sky from West to East at 8:45PM PDT?

We are in Coeur d'Alene, ID and tonight, outside watching the stars, when a VERY bright fast moving object moved across the middle of our sky from almost due West to East. It slowed down going toward the East, which leads me to believe that it was NOT orbiting, but passing Earth by? It went straight past Orion and through the Big Dipper at high speed!

We figured it out!

It's the International Space Station!!  It's in perfect position for us to see it nearly directly overhead!! Coming back in 45 min!!

large white mass falling from sky.

What the heck did I just see? At about 11:05, in San Bernardino near 36th and waterman, a bright white extra large softball shaped mass descended from the sky. i have never seen a shooting star so slow or that large. what was it?

bright light in the sky

At 3.15a,m this morning in March, Cambridgeshire, England, I saw this bright orange/red glow coming straight towards me, as I picked up my camera it suddenly disappeared.

1st sighting of ...???

I still can't believe what I saw & I wish I would've taken a picture, video, or turned back to watch it closely. I had just picked up my 15 yr old son from his grandparents in Antelope, CA & we were on the Highway 99 freeway going southbound to South Sacramento, CA around 11:45pm on April 6th, 2014. We were enjoying a quiet ride home when all of a sudden I saw what resembled a shooting star falling out of the sky from the south west (only the color was bright green like a neon glow stick) & then it disappeared off in the distance. I've seen many shooting stars before, so that didn't strike me as odd (except for it being bright green. I blurted out to my son if he had just seen anything & he said yes. He described exactly what I had just saw, so I didn't think twice until we saw something else. Moments later, I noticed a huge solid object with a flashing red light, which became two flashing lights as we drove forward towards the U.F.O. It wasn't moving in any direction, but was actually hovering in midair! There was another light that had a strange iridescent green glow emitting from its side pointing west. I couldn't make out any other details about it, as I was driving & needed to glance back at the road periodically, in order to make sure I wasn't straying out of my lane. There wasn't much traffic during this time & all the cars seemed to be in a slow moving trance. The hovering object was dark, yet it was definately noticable to the human eye. I now have that image stuck in my mind & I would definitely recognize it, if I ever saw it again. This was certainly not an airplane, helicoptor or anything I've ever seen before created by mankind..it was an odd peculiar shape. I repeatedly asked my son what was it & if he noticed the same details I saw..of course he saw the very same thing, but he said he wondered if helicoptors could hover that way..there wasn't a propellar, any noise, just a dark sold object that seemed to be suspended in air. I don't know if there are any other reported sightings from that night, so has anyone else seen anything around the Sacramento, CA area & or someplace nearby on Sunday, April 6th, 2014? I'm just trying to look more into what this was & searching videos & pics to try to pinpoint anything remotely similiar to what my son & I saw that night. I love to research & seek knowledge on things that I lack full understanding of..any suggestions of what this could've been is greatly appreciated.

Bright slow moving star with a trail

Approximately 9.58. NW in the sky over Darlington I saw a bright slow moving star with a trail. What was it.