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Orange light seen from papakura north

Hi at approximately 1835 looking south towards Bombay saw a bright orange light appear it was static and not moving at all then a bright white light next to it appeared and disappeared  possibly half a kilometer to the west of orange light..after about half a minute of orange light being stationary it started to move southerly direction and gaining speed faster than I've ever seen aircraft move as I work at the airport so I can vouch for that,until it disappeared over Bombay direction seen from south Auckland New Zealand..it's a mystery,is someone watching us

 

Orange light seen from papakura north

Hi at approximately 1835 looking south towards Bombay saw a bright orange light appear it was static and not moving at all then a bright white light next to it appeared and disappeared  possibly half a kilometer to the west of orange light..after about half a minute of orange light being stationary it started to move southerly direction and gaining speed faster than I've ever seen aircraft move as I work at the airport so I can vouch for that,until it disappeared over Bombay direction seen from south Auckland New Zealand..it's a mystery,is someone watching us

 

Meteor over Auckland NZ

About 6:30pm 02/05/16 large meteor going over Manukau harbour from Mangere Bridge travelling roughly North West

In the sky may 2016

from Ne to SE in Calgary saw a white light, no tail or something 

go through the sky behind the mountains at 12:02 am 

from Calgary Alberta 

red/orange ball sighted over Zante, Greece

Sunday evening at approx 20.00pm a orange/red ball shot across sky over Tsilivi, Zante, Greece.

Another sighting at approx 22.30 same as before but going in different direction.

meteor fall- the instantaneous light slash

when i was in the terace, to just have a view on the beauty of the sky. i just show two yellow coloured light slash, it seemed to be like a straight line on that night on about 9.45-10pm IST in chennai, tamil nadu. the two straight lined lights lasted for about 1-2 sec, and the light slash was bright and sharp at the starting of the light slash, and then after 2 sec it disapeared like a UFO, i suspect it to be a UFO or a meteor fall. 

Sunset Auckland light beam

Was watching the western sky from Point Chev beack at about 5:30pm

 

Large beam of light on diagonal angle slowing dropping for 10minutes till below horizon.

 

Unsure what it was, never seen anything like it.

I saw it too!

HI, the first time I saw it was around 2009 same time of the year now, could dee it for few days. Took photos and never saw it again.

Found a video on youtube from someone else which shows exactly what I saw.

Have a look and tell us if looks the same.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiVgI6fz9Js 

Sunset beam

Have seen this on 3 different nights now, all around the same time between 530-6pm. Last Wednesday, last night and tonight. Have taken photos and spoken to one news, they have no idea and is passing onto meteorologist. 

"rod" of light in sky west auckland

We saw this too but did you see it on monday night? We just saw (tuesday 3 may) a strange stick like light at an odd angle to the streaky clouds whcih looked like the sun was catching it but it seemed to be moving towards the horizon very slowly even going behind a cloud and reappearing faintly until it disappeared...was half waiting for flash and bang or something. We were up on 3 Kings reserve looking towards the Waitakeres

Rod of light

I saw this just after sunset, the sun lit it up what I saw was moving in a roughly northerly direction but it was not a straight path, it meandered around which I thought was very odd since an aircraft trail or meteor would normally be a straight line, it was hard to tell from the angle (and due to being close to the horizon) whether it was losing altitude or just going north.

Pt Chev

yes I saw this two... According to a group of young characters that saw it first, it started as a bright dot after the sunset and was travelling away and downwards with a longish tail of equal width.. Was almost like someone was writing with a very bright laser pen... lasted about 10 mins before tail faded and was only left with a faint dot... Definitely not a jet trail

Anyone tell me or see it falling light in sky 1 hr ago

Was going thru sky heading downwards then disappeared. Whangaparaoa 

Shooting star flash across the sky

I saw it at 6:37pm last night in Auckland - it lasted about 3 seconds.

Light falling from the sky

May 1, 2016 at approx. 9:30est.witnessed a bright white  light in the east moving north to south and there was no tail.  It looked more like a ball of bright light.  It lasted approx. 5 seconds..  It was falling down from the sky I waited thinking I would hear an explosion but nothing.

Light falling from the sky

May 1, 2016 at approx. 9:30est.witnessed a bright white  light in the east moving north to south and there was no tail.  It looked more like a ball of bright light.  It lasted approx. 5 seconds..  It was falling down from the sky I waited thinking I would hear an explosion but nothing.

Red, green, blue, white lights

On April 29, 2016 in western sky, we watched for about 20 minutes two flickering flashing multicolored lights.  They were moving in a back and forth movement.  Close, then far, closer then far again.  At times there would be a flash of red, a flash of green, a flash of white.  They would just remain  in the sky one seemed lower than the other.   Theses were not planes.  As we said, they were not moving as a plane would.  After about 1/2 hr or more one went lower in the sky the other also.  

Just saw a orange streak

Just saw a orange streak slowing coming down across the sky, using binoculars, it looked like a fire ball. The object/fire ball looked to be breaking up. There were 4/5 smaller pieces behind the larger object. We're in Waiau Pa, South of Auckland.

Lights over Auckland 30 Apr 2016

Last night (30 Apr 16) about 1845 I was looking toward the easterly direction to see if I could spot Mars as it is close at the moment, I saw a bright orange glow, circular, too bright to be Mars, at perhaps 30 degrees in the sky from where I was,  I soon could tell it was moving, I looked for any flashing lights that might indicate an aircraft but there were none. It was moving quite fast and was traveling in a straight line. I was on Waiheke Island at the time and I tried to ring my family in Auckland for a second opinion but unfortunately they did'nt pick up. I managed to get a video of it on my phone but it's not the best quality. I continued to watch it and when it was half way across the night sky I could see another one that seemed to be traveling in tandem with the first one however the second one was about half the brightness of the first one and was also in front of it. I watched the brightest one travel in a westerly direction and eventually fade out at altitude . The whole thing may have lasted about 4 minutes. I saw no tail. As an armature astronomer I have seen all sorts of things including International Space Station, MIR space station, satellites, comets, meteorites etc but I can't put what I saw in any category like that.

Bright white shooting light

In Cardiff, Wales tonight at 2am saw a bright white light shoot horizontal across the sky for about 2 seconds and then vanish. Definitely not a flare or anything like that. It just appeared, moved across the sky then vanished. Never seen anything like it before. Looked lower in the sky than up in the stars too. And no, not a shooting star either as I've seen plenty of them. Really strange.

Your post

Florida here, saw same hong, no tail at approx 9:30 est.

Wtf

ive been readi all these comments about weird lights and have notice they are very simila to what I have just seen my friend and I were sitting outside and noticed a star that was changing colour between blue and red it looked like it was flashing and then it disappeard  but not for long because it soon returned even brighter this time but what was weird was that there were no clouds in the area of the light it had simply disappeared but my strange incounter doesn't end there because shortly after a group of red lights started to move horizontaly across the sky without sound if anyone has seen what I have please speak out.

Strange light over West Auckland

So about 5.45-6.00pm this evening (30/04/16) I was working at Auckland hospital and happened to look out one of the windows facing towards west Auckland. In the far distance I saw what looked like just a bright light and I just assumed it was a plane or something and carried on working- then a few minutes later I again looked out and saw that the light now appeared as though it was falling fron the sky, it was a very bright orange colour (to be fair there was a sunset this evening) however it pretty much looked as though it was a fire trail or something- at first I thought perhaps a plane was falling out of the sky however there was no smoke. It lasted for maybe 10-15 mins before disappearing behind some clouds. Very strange- not sure if it was a meteor or something however no updated news as yet to what it might have been. 

Same

My partner and I saw the exact same thing from St Heliers beach. It looked like something falling but had left a bright trail before disappearing behid the cloud line.

 

Fireball

Just watched a bright orange light falling from the sky.  On getting our binoculars out it was definitely a fire ball.  With a large orange streak following it.  Stunning and amazing to see.  we are in Whitford , south east Auckland and we were looking in a northerly direction.

Fireball

we saw this fireball too from Beachlands looking towards the city. lasted about 10-15 mins before disappearing behind the clouds. Pretty amazing to watch. Tried to get a photo but didn't really turn out.

light?

Between 1 and 130 this morning I watched a red light off new Plymouth  streaking along parallel to the coast only saw it for about 5 secs b4 it went behind the clouds. Very odd!

 

possibly metoer in lisbon

ok last night driving towards monjito we saw white bright light for about twenty seconds falling from the sky then dissapear this was in portugal on the 28 04 2016 me and my ggirlfriend both watched this happen

Meteor or space junk???

Ok this is weird on tues 26/4/16 at 7.41am I saw what looked like a meteor with a tail that slowly got smaller then disapeared after a minute or so then today 29/4/16 at 7.33am I saw the same thing! In the same direction as tues kinda weird how I've never seen one my entire life then I see 2 in a week??? anyone else see it? Based in Christchurch nz. 

Shooting Star ---- India, Bengaluru

Hi All,

You know what.. on 26th April 2016 around 10.40pm.. I saw something tooo huge.. too much bright just like Fire Golden Yellow Glowing..shape was some wat irregular.. resembling much like a star.. It was tooo fast that within fraction of seconds, it disappeared from my eyes. Don't know where it felt actually,, but yeahh i guess it was some shooting star. I'm too excited to share this, as this is the first time live experience of mine. I guess there may be some more lucky folks like me who would like to share if they saw this in Bengaluru (India).

 

star falls

i was walking down ti rakau drive heading towards botany and saw what looked like a star as bright seemed to be in sky and it was roughly 7 or 8 pm the light or star dropped straight doWn with STILL SHININIG AND DISSAPPEARED OVER BACK OF POINT VIEW DRIVE NEAR ..I SWEAR ON MY MOTHERS LIFE IT WAS A STAR BUT COULD BE ALIEN..I KNOW THEY WANT ME BACK...I JUST NOT READY TO LEAVE believe the truthis out there....

red orbs

i seen one red flying orb i first thought was a shooting star but it went so far and was to bright and close to dunedin

 

Burning Orange Lights Dunedin Sky - three

witnessed8:25, Dunedin sky, 3 bright burning individual lights, went so far and then seemed to stop glowing orange but could still see pale white spots, with whitish orb around each.  

Meteor burns on deck

Forgot  to mention in our last post that we live in Forrest Hill, North Shore, Auckland NZ

Meteor burns on deck???

Might be a complete coincidence (I have no understanding of meteors and how they work) but overnight 4 burn markings have suddenly appeared on our deck. Absolutely no explanation as to how they have gotten there. Burns range in size from 1-3cm, a straight clean burn angled the same way and quite deep into our deck!!!  Husband said he heard a noise outside at around 9pmish but didn't think anything of it at the time.

Orange colored spots

Ok at about 9:00 pacific time i over heard my neighbors say yo what are those but my neighbors are weird so i didnt think anything of it do i heard him them say it again i said man let me get up in see whats going on so i got up look out my window to see 7 orange looking fireballs looking lights gliding threw the sky so i watch but i was unable to record because the bright light that behind my house the orange looking fireball lights got to a a certain speed and then they disappeared like was thise aliens i know its wasn't aircraftsaircrafts because they blink when there any the sky in you can still see them like long distance but these orange colored lights. Disappeared did anyone see them. ...aliens yo im from new jersey 

FALLING STAR?

Here to chime in with my report. I was in the Redondo Beach area driving southwest when I saw something shoot across the sky falling westward. It too had a green hue of a light trailing behind it. Meteor Man? 

Possible Comet

around 9:45 Pacific time what seemed like a shooting star appeared in the sky.  Green maybe blue tail with a red outline 

Green ball of light falls from the sky

~Felony & Lil Mugsy~ spotted the bright green ball of light falling from the sky... i swear it landed in da hood (DUARTE, California)...so I drove around for half an hour trying to locate it..hehehe...looking for some kinda bright green scene of alien something...but found nuffin...lol

DUARTE,CA                                 

Possible Meter Sighting

I just watched what I think is a possible mete falling  north of Auckland. I watched it for some time before it fell below the horizon. This was at approx 5.55pm

 

Falling star over Gisborne tonight

I saw a bright light race across the sky tonight 27/04/16 just after 6pm. Wow

I live in a small town called

I live in a small town called Meaford in Ontario, Canada. On April 26th, 2016 at 10:00pm (approx, could've been 10:02) I was sitting in my patio, having a cigarette before turning in for the night. A bright light caught my eye and I looked up and identified the source of light and watched it very slowly move and fade to nothing. I waited for it to reappear, thinking maybe it was an aircraft but it did not :( I am a very anxious person and this frightened me a little. Can anyone tell me what it was? Put my mind at ease? I'm not good with directions but I can confirm I was facing North when the light caught my eye. It was VERY bright. the whole thing lasted maybe 5 seconds.

bright shooting comet

I saw a  bright violet shooting comet with red tail at 11 pm, Konanur- 573130,Hassan, Karnataka state, India, followed with thunder sound after 2 mins.

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-Venujee

BRight shooting comet

yup I saw that too here in Bangalore... it was really bright and reddish before it turned a lil blue and then went out... but that was a really big shooting star I have ever seen in my life... my friend is a witness to this too but ony just ... nevertheless it was crazy and BEAUTIFUL

Green shooting star ?

Just saw this green bright shooting star or whatever it was over my house in the north Hollywood ca area .

Meteorite???

I think I just saw something like a meteorite in th La Mirada, California area. It was falling from the sky and kind of resembled a firework but also had a green light trailing behind. Not sure. Can anyone verify this. So confused!

Mysterious Light

just seen a bright light fall over houses through my back door In long beach California?

Very Bright shooting star spotted 26 April 2016

I also ,spotted brigt long tail shooting star falling on 26april2016 around 10:40pm IST. In Bangalore Karnataka India .

can any one here tell what was it actually.?

-TG

Meteor !

Hi ! Yes, my girlfiend and me witnessed the meteor last night from our home in Whitefield too. It was an amazing sight, and it seemed so close. Wonder why there's no coverage of the event in the news. 

light in sky

My son just drove home from gym (7.30ish pm, 26 Apr 2016) and saw a bright light above traffic lights in Upper Hutt. He thought it was from a house on the hills west of Upper Hutt until it went straight up, extremely fast, and dissappeared as he approached the lights.

Can't comment any further as I didn't see it.

Canon