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Meteor over Otago Peninsula

Almost exacly 0700 (my alarm went off shortly after) there was a bright meteor over the Otago Pensinsula, direction north-ish to South.  It was the brightest shooting star I have ever seen and was so intense I was waiting for a loud explosion or impact noise. Absolutely brilliant; cosmic dust reminding us there is soooo much more to see when we look up from our smartphones.


While on my way to work this morning heading down Drivers road a meteor was about 200/300 meters above sea level then stopped. Amazing bright light and was moving so fast. Anyone else see this ?

Yes, see my comment 'possible

Yes, see my comment 'possible meteor'.


Yes I saw it too. Sitting in my lounge having breakfast. Was really bright and large and really easy to see.

Glad others saw it too. Don't know if my husband believed me.

Possible meteor

At 7am thismorning I was outside and looked up to the East to see a huge white, bright ball of light with an extremely long tail streak from North to South. It was so big it looked like it was going down the harbour in Dunedin. In my vision the ball was about the size of a small rock melon. It disappeared completely in the sky over the peninsula. It must have been a meteor.

Burning Object

Saw a burning object falling that didn't look far away just south of Palmerston,Otago it disappeared when it got closer to the ground


saw at least 3 'shooting

saw at least 3 'shooting stars' in the last 30 minutes. Sitting on my deck here in Dunedin, New Zealand

Red glowing circle

hi there just spotted a red glowing planet like thing in the sky with my naked eye. Seem to have a vertical ring round it but after staring at it for a minute it just faded away. What could this of been? It didnt move ethier

flashing lights

light show in hamilton ontario canada.  Sky lighting on & off for hours.  I.  I know they are here, think it is neat.

Orange lights in sky

I saw two big orange lights pass over Auckland (NZ) west to east on Friday night 31st August, about 8 - 8.30pm. Each lasted about a minute, a few minutes apart. Then Satureday night at approx. 7.50pm I stopped my car to watch 1 big orange light followed close behind by 3 similar orange lights, travelling west to east. As they went over central Auckland one appeared to pass the one in front of it. They all faded out well east of the city. In both cases I was looking from south central auckland.

Blue shooting star

I saw a blue shooting star with a white tail in the eaterm sky at 11:30ish to the west of the moon and dove under it.

Flaming orange object

In Mackinaw City, Michigan USA.  Saw large object, about 2-3 times larger than any star over the lake.  Every few seconds, there was a flare that looked distinctly like fire, kind of like fireworks, but just one flare at a time.  The object seemed to change speeds as it moved across the sky.  But eventually seemed to stop and dim out.

Bright flash

Last night my sisterand I saw a big bright flash in the S- S/W sky of Dalby at around 8-ish. Can someone tell us what is was because it was freaking us out!!

bright orange lights in sky

Looking south from Masterton, we saw a bright orange light tracking from west to east and then went south. This was at approximately 8.15pm 01/08/15. We watched it until it disappeared. We went back inside and happened to look out the window 20 mins later and there was another one, then it was followed by another two together and then another one. Five in total. They all tracked in the same direction and then headed south. Couldn't hear any noise/engine and there was no wind/breeze.

Houston, TX meteor sighted at midnight

Just hanging with my boi at the park, then a green light with a red streak behind it falls on the horizon towards the ground. Lasted about 1.5 seconds then went below tree line.

Red globe in sky

Saw a red globe flying up then across very very fast then slowed and stayed still then vanished??? 

My son and i saw it we live in rangiora nz

We live in Riverton Southland

We live in Riverton Southland and also saw the red globes as you called them. Went up and moved across east to west was followed by a second one within minutes. Was cloudy down here last night so was close enough to be below the clouds. Real interested to know what they were

shooting star

just seen a shooting star about 30 mins ago and a slow moving star or light.

from banbridge northern ireland

Traveling West this am. about

Traveling West this am. about 4:30 ish, heading from Hopewell to Trenton Mercer airport, couldnt take our eyes off the great looking moon. As we approached the crossing of I 95 from our right (north) in the sky was the most brilliant colorful shooting star we have ever seen. All the colors it displayed were fantastic, bright white, orange, yellow, and seemed like a very long tail that went on for about 2-3 seconds. We were all amazed. Best one of my life so far.


Bright orange light-Auckland,NZ

Just saw a bright orange lilike flying across the Sky it was like it was on fire Fromm my bedroom window, my partner and I went outside to take a closer look along with my mum and it disappeared den come back as a black mass in exactly the same spot it disappeared and then it was rotating and appeared as if it was falling before we lost sight of it also it didn't travel in a straiggy line the black mass soooo weird!!

Orange object with 2 flare like discharges.

Observed while looking at the night sky, orange object travelling at a  high rate of speed over Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster County, (Pennsylvania) heading southeast. Atempted picture but lacking the right lens. Just a orange dot. While watching two flare like dropped off. The object travelling toweard Lancaster County flickered and lost site fron our home in Lebanon County. 8:30 p.m.


Lebanon, PA

I also seen what you're

I also seen what you're describing. I'm in Carlisle, OH. Passed by without a sound, and dropped something like flares. Object was traveling from east to west about 9:15. My daughter's took a video.


saw one about 15 mins ago.... Was travelling from Napier to Hastings... It was heading north west... Big orannge tail about 3-5 seconds..... Wish I had a dash cam!!! 

A large meteorite seen over SE Melbourne AUS.

Seen at Drouin Vic-Australia at 5:40am the 30th of July 2015

A very large bright flash heading from SW towards NE seen for an approx 2-3 secs. bigger than Any star or planet we see from Earth-Approx 3 times size of Venus as we see from Earth. biggest I have ever seen but didn't seem to last that long.


Me and my gf who lives in

Me and my gf who lives in Texas (The united States) was out side talking and we seen a flash of light coming from the NE towards the SE around 5- 5:30 am our time and it lasted a few seconds

Huge ball of dark yellow light

Just saw a huge dark yellow ball of light at 5:00am way to low and to big to be a plane or a falling star. Flew past no more then two seconds and the totally disappeared. Went from huge to nothing. All of a sudden it appeared flew northwest and in two seconds completely gone.


J Northeastern Pennsylvania

Burning object over Ontario, CA this morning at about 12:30 AM

I saw a burning object in the early morning hours over Ontarion CA. It came from the north above the San Gabrial mountains, and it seems to stop right over me as it got brighter orange, it looked as if pieces were falling off and burning as they fell too. I got my phone out I thought it was a satelite, however it did not identify it? I took a short video, but you can not see anything just a glow. I do not know how to attach the video?


Yeah i saw this last night from alexandra. Started over the nevis/old man range and watched it burn across the sky untill it disappeared in the horizon towards dunedin i guess. Amazing orange tail then split into 3 over alex. But did this thing land? If anyone knows where it did please let me know

Shooting Star

Saturday 25th July 8 pm,

I had ironically visited the carter observatory earlier in the day. At night when I was dropping my girlfriend off home 8pm I saw the most brilliant white light cross the sky in an instant moving insanely fast it crossed straight over the horizon and over the hills in front of us it looked like it could have landed. I panicked yelling oh oh oh SHOOTING STAR!!! And my girlfriend just managed to see it just as it disappeared over the hill, it was bright! silent and left no trail. I’ve never seen anything like this, I thought if that thing landed it would have taken the mountain with it. I’m a Christian and am kind of hoping it was actually an angel. It was so awesome whatever it was!!


I live in Ocean View, just outside of Dunedin, and last night at 10:30 saw quite a large distinct meteor moving across the sky heading north. In the tail of the first meteor there was a second "ball" (part of the meteor?) with a tail also. It moved quite slowly before disappearing and it resemebled a large firework and looked spectacular.

Line of moving stars

On Saturday July 25 around 10:00PM, my wife and I was sitting by a fire watching a line of about 40+ moving stars that was traveling from Denver North to North West heading between Boulder and Longmont.  Thsi line of stars was out of site in about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  We have tried searching the internet to find something on what we saw and have come up with no answers.  The news and paper have not reported anything either.  Can someone give us an answer??


yeah,I saw something simalar too,but there was only one of them. Those are meteors.


Shooting Star

We saw last night here in Bulacan my mother and my wife in the middle of the night there was a burning red in the east of the sky and 4 meteors  fallen down about a second 


Large Meteor over Taieri plains tonight

Large orange meteor travelling at speed across West - North sky tonight around 10:30.

Was sitting in the spa when a large streak of orange light caught my eye. 

Made its way across the sky in about 15 Seconds, eventually breaking into 3 pieces and disappearing over Northern horizon.


Meteor siting

I'm just home from the movies in Wanaka, saw a huge orange meteor moving from Mt Roy towards Grandview. Looked to have a second smaller ball halfway along it's tail. Took approx 15-20 second before it disappeared from sight. 


I hope it was a meteor lol. Long and thin....moving very slowly. I am in dunedin. Anyone else see it? Around 10.30pm

meteor sighting above kilomouge hills in dunedin nz

hi yes my husband was driving from dunedin back to christchurch and saw two meteors with flames travelling behind them as a tail was unsure if he was seeing these

woah did anyone see/hear that?

Just saw an amazing streak of white light across the sky above Raukawa then a few seconds later this magnified crashing sound!  Amazing!

saw meteor or shooting star

I saw a meteor or shooting star over Willard, Ohio last night 7/27/2015 around 10:00 - 10:30 i would have missed it for sure if I had not been already looking at the night sky it happened very fast!


Sitting outside with a cuppa and me and my son saw a big flash like a torch in the sky. Very bright. Wairoa hawkes bay. In the countryside. Way too bright to be a star falling.


Falling green light over Napier, NZ

Coming out Tait Drive onto Kennedy road in Napier, just saw a fast bright green light passing through the clouds to the North. With cloud cover to help guestimate distance, it may have fallen anywhere between the airport and Onekawa/Pirimai.

Large meter sited over Auckland

A large meteor was seen at 9:30 Monday July 27 traveling south over Whangaparaoa towards Rangitoto. Only visible for a few seconds due to cloud cover.

Green meteor

Oh my gosh, my mum and I saw one just like that while we were walking our dog tonight. It was definitely green, very bright and quite slow. How strange!


Yes, I saw it aswell. It didnt have a streak behind it. Sort of a blue/green orb moving very fast but not breaking up.


Saw green bright orb thing too

I'm from richmond texas and saw the green light as well on the same night at about 9:15, and it appeared to have died off or dropped someqhere around here. Also have seen four slowly dropping "stars" in this area in the last two weeks. Absolutely cannot explain it, because they drop slow enough to be a controlled drop.

9.30 Monday

Yes I saw it too.  Was a large round orb that appeared to be falling out of the sky. Disappeared behind clouds. Definately not a shooting star, too big and too slow.


At approximately 3am on Saturday the 25th of July 2015, my husband and I were fishing in Twizel. A huge flaming meteor raced across the sky. It was a huge rock with bright orange flames, in our atmosphere not in space, absolutely amazing!!

meteor shower but something i never in my life

i look up in the sky, (south,south,east,east)(Ottawa, Rockland) a line of meteor shower in a group formation about 15 of them side to side (from what i saw) and going same speed but expanding a lil bit the speed was 3 time faster then a satelite but it stuck together the shower. was that a steroids smashing in a planet/small sun(/what ever planet) and creating debre in a formation? never saw that yet in my life. later on this night (midnight) i dint see mutch in the sky, clounds are around me, anyway just saying what i saw and hope that some of you saw it, sick tight xD,


Peace out Mig~

5 bright orange spheres in sky around 10:30 Holyrood, NL Canada

My husband & I watched 5 bright orange spheres coming from a westerly direction heading out over St. John's, NL around 10:28 pm tonight, July 26, 2015 NST. They continued east but just seemed to suddenly veer in different directions and then disappear.

Very interesting to see.

Meteor sighted in Michigan

07/25/2015 about 11:15 PM between Holland and New Haven, Michigan on Highway 31 driving Southbound I and my 11 year old son spotted a very bright white streak (about 12 inches in windshield length) with a green, red and purple glow at the leading edge.  Brightest and biggest I ever scene.  The first meteor my 11 year old has scene.  A minute later, with no other cars around on the highway, from the rear view mirror we were startled by a couple very bright, large, white flashes (not highway patrol).  Not sure what the flashes were.  Interesting.