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18/7/18 I saw what looked to

18/7/18 I saw what looked to be a space shuttle or an extremely large jet or plane come racing towards the earth. I'm in Wairarapa and never seen anything like this. Did anyone else see this?

Meteor seen from Blenheim 17 July 2018

My husband and I were planet spotting last night about 6.10pm and just looking eastwards up at Saturn when a meteor streaked through the sky from south to north, about midway between the horizon and Saturn's position. Looked large and probably close by as it appeared as a large glowing white orb, then swiftly displayed a flaming tail before winking out of sight. One of the most impressive I've ever seen!

Falling from sky hit the earth someplace

Tonight about 1am I seen what looked like shooting star untill it did not fade away. It hit somewhere off aways. This was seen in Covelo-Round Valley, California. July 17 2018

think i saw some thing from

think i saw some thing from new zealand a too big to be a star but not usually a planet there i

Something free falling in the sky in Southern NewJersey

Around 11-12 at night which was last night July 15 2018 And white bright round object which was far away seemed to be free falling fast anyone else see this ? And if not why not PEOPLE you need to look in the sky more often I see to much weird stuff and nothing never seemed to be reported only fake stuff it's crazy

Shooting star

Tonight sometime after 11pm, maybe half past 11 or bit after, I saw a bright light, fall down shoot down through sky like it was falling, it was such speed like blink of an eye then it was gone, did not see a trail but it’s speed was so fast, blink of an eye. In surbiton, Surrey, England, Uk Was this a shooting star?

i saw something like this too

i live in oxfordshire at at about 1150pm i saw a fireball go across the sky slightly downwards and looked very low but was gone in a blink of an eye

Orange object appears, reconfigure a and disappears at 12:40 am

Orange object appeared, reconfigured and disappeared at 12:40 am, Eastern time in Columbia, SC. Saw this when I got home from work. It appeared to remain stationary.

bright orange light in the sky

Both my boyfriend and i seen what appeared to be several floating white lights in the sky then shortly after that , A bright orange light appeared . It looked like the sun only smaller and dimmed down. It was in the sky for a good 3 minutes before disappearing. Both my partner and i are staying on the 7th floor of a hotel and have a very clear view of the city. The light was almost two buildings higher than the tallest building we could see in the city . What could this be?...........

Curved white streak seen

About 2:35 am I saw a really cool white light in the sky. It appeared to be slightly curved, bright and then faded away. I swear it was a comet. Located in New Jersey.

Bright orange star... Astroid.. Something

Every day for the last couple weeks a bright orange thing that shines like a diamond come up from the east(port hills) and hangs around all night, you can see it about the port hill at sun rise as well. It's bigger than a planet and is very bright, What is this? It's amazing

I was awake around 2:30 am

I was awake around 2:30 am pst and also saw an orange light. Larger and brighter than a star directly south but slowly moving west. I am in central BC Canada. If was fascinating and appeared to have rays coming off of it

Fireball in sky (as described!!!)

I have been wondering the same thing! I have been coming out every night for a long time to watch the sky at nights and I have recently been seeing super bright fireball in the described by the post above it says same direction...have been very confused as to what it is and haven’t found answers in my searching. Also I have noticed it appearing slightly larger/brighter..does any one have a clue to what this may be?...meteor? Also thank you to whomever posted that it has been on my mind for days

3 Bright Lights Seen in Chico, Ca. 11:16 pm

Many reports of 3 bright lights in Chico, ca. the most noticeable one was to the NE and was orange. I sat viewing in my telescope for a few mins when it suddenly disappeared, I waited about 5-7 mins. and it became visible again, but appeared to be brighter and closer.

Fast moving white light 9:06 PM Underhill Vermont

July 13, 2018 at 9:06 PM, my husband and I witnessed a large bright white, fast moving light that was in the western sky going from south to north. It streaked low in the sky and suddenly seemed to disappear or crash. It moved faster than any satellite. It reminded me of the rapid descent of a meteor shower in speed but was very large and very bright.

White light 9:06 Vermont

I can confirm the sighting at that time. I was driving North on Route 100 above Rochester. I looked over to the west above the Green Mountains and saw a while light flying through the sky. It looked like it was falling toward the ground. I did not hear an impact or see any flash after it flew out of few.


We were at carrefour Dix30 we saw a ball of fire going through the sky for a couple of seconds and then dissipated! I was amazed and mad at the same time that I didn't get a chance to take a picture!! it was amazing to see!

Green/blue fireball

My girlfriend and I saw a bright green object at 12:30ish in whitemans valley, Wellington appear in the sky and then track down behind a hill. It looked like a solid ball which looked like it was surround in bright green fire. It was very very impressive.

Green glow : around 12:30am

Saw a green lit meteor streak from driving west on New Renwick Rd toward Blenheim. Moved north to south.. 2sec fizz. Not too high from the horizon.


Was walking up the town belt around 40 mins ago (12:30am 15/07/2018) when I think I saw a meteor? Flashed greenish in the sky for a second and then fizzled out. So cool!

Possible meteorite sighting

I briefly saw what looked like a ball of fire pass overhead tonight around 8.45pm. I only saw it for a second as it soon disappeared over the roofline of my house. It appeared to be low in the sky and was orange in colour. I live in Whangaparaoa, Auckland.

Flash of light

Was outside at 9.40pm when l saw a bright light for a few seconds assumed it was wildfire....been reading reports of others seeing this and at different times.....interesting

Late last night, around

Late last night, around 12.45-50am I was outside calling my cat in, when I saw a bright white streak across the sky, sort of a downward arc. I didn't see any great detail but my attention was drawn to it because the light was bright enough to create shadows in my yard which shifted direction quite quickly, maybe meteorite? I'm in the bishopdale kind of area of Chch

Bright green flash in sky last night over Dunedin and Christchur

Please would you have any idea what this was? My husband was quite startled by it on his way back from Christchurch last night and was expecting an explosion sound but just a brilliant green flash lighting up entire sky. Lots of people on Facebook reporting having witnessing this at 10.30pm to 1am so not entirely sure what exact time of incident except that it was very unusual and frightened people witnessing it. Nothing on any news websites about which I find strange.

Ship over Motorway Kaiapoi

Thursday night me and my Brother thought we were seeing a drone hovering over the Christchurch motorway but as it slowly got closer it was a what I would call a “ship” it was triangular approx 1000 m up and able to hover and fly it had 2 good size jets or afterburners which weren’t very loud but could certainly hear it I took a photo on my ph I would put it up but I can’t see where to add an attachment. I’m not crazy trust me and my Brother has been in shock since. Either government or someone extremely wealthy very futuristic I’m holding back on saying ET but definitely something that I’ve never seen before I’m surprised others havnt mentioned it but I’m not a Facebook person so wouldn’t know if they are all talking about it. Has anybody else seen this “ship” or aircraft?

Meteorite travelling NE to SW Christchurch 12:50 am 14/7/18

Saw a very bright Green Meteorite? Travelling NE to SW Christchurch around 12:50 am 14 July 2018 decided it was time to go to bed

Shooting star about 50m awau from us in broad daylight. ZA

Hi. I am from South Africa. I was driving at about 10:30am in Sunninghill Kyalami in Johannesburg. Myself and mo passenger both saw a shooting star head directly towards us, we thought it was going to hit our car. It literally evaporated about 50m from us. We could both not beleive it and I pulled over to recover from what we just saw. It was beautiful and scary at the same time. We could not stop thinking about it the entire day. It was broad daylight. It was insane. I tried to search weather channels and Twitter posts and have not managed to find anything. Colleen


heading to bed last night at 12:50 a.m. , was distracted by a strong light outside the upstairs bathroom window. immediately saw a streaking, multi-coloured meteor passing very low in the sky to the south, from East to West. At very first , i thought it was a neighbour launching fireworks, but quickly realized i was witnessing possibly a meteor at very close proximity. we are in Avoca Valley in Christchurch. this fireball , with it's multi-coloured tail lit up the entire valley- it was spectacular! i would venture to guess, based upon how low in the sky it appeared( for me just above the port hills at the end of our valley) that it would have made landfall SW of here? not an expert , just seemed very low in the sky. Amazing!!

Bright green meteor light

Tonight, Friday 13th July 2018, I arrive home to our home in Coootown, Little River, Banks Peninsula, about 12.50am. As I drove in, I stopped In front of the house to unload all my bags before driving to the shed undercover. So as I looked out to the right, over the top of the garage towards the truck yard next door, in the sky.. Suddenly I saw the hugest hugest neon emerald green light.. Comet shape with a small light trail in its wake... And it was heading sooo fast through the sky towards the ground! It went right down but the top of the trees blocked my final view. But it SEEMED as tho it was over the truck yard next door.. In other words VERY close! So I got back into my car and backed down the drive and drove back down the road!! I was wondering if it might be someone having fire crackers (but I've never seen that kind before).. But saw absolutely nothing.. So home I came.. Drove car under cover, and took all my many groceries inside. I've been googling and realise it's a meteor ... And others see these too! I'm hoping someone else saw this one, but it was very late and the whole country village were lights out! Tucked up in bed!

Green meteor

I saw it too in Amsterdam NY. It burned out over the field across from my house.

I seen this to as I was

I seen this to as I was traveling down Lincoln road to my home in halswell at same time it came shooting over the port hills

Flash of light

1am 14 July 2018 Travelling north from Dunedin to Waitati, a sudden flash of light, illuminated the entire sky.. I can't explain the phenomenon as anything less as extra terrestrial. I wasn't even smoking the electric kakariki


12:45am saw a blinding flash, lit up the sky like daylight. Saw a blue streak falling to earth fade to nothing. Not more than 100 feet up, above the south Brook rugby club in rangiora.

shooting star from Mt. Hutt

on 14/7/18 @ 1 am I saw shooting star from Mt. Hutt ski-field down to Canterbury plains, direction was NE to SW. Blue - green tail with significantly orange burning front and sparks all over ... It was so close that it nearly lit up mountain. The most intensive shooting star I have ever seen. waauw

Bright green trail culverden

At 12.55am I was driving my truck south bound to culverden. Around mouse point I got startled as an extremely bright light was to my right and very low. At first I thought spot lighters but when I looked it was a massive green ball with a long tail shooting over the back of some farm land

Green light

At 12.45am in makerewa invercargill a large green light went past our patio doors in the sky. Very large and heading horizontal and down then disappeared. My partner saw it too. No noise just a large green ball.

Meteor Dunedin

At about 10:15pm in Dunedin, NZ looking East, I saw a green/blue light fall from the sky with orange sparks flying off it. It only lasted a second and it quickly faded out.

Green flame...

On Sunday July 8 at about 5:45 pm in Sugar Creek Missouri,I looked to the northern sky and seen a green flame traveling at a extreme rate of speed traveling from West to east at a very low altitude,about 2500-3000 feet maybe,really hard to say because it was a mile or two away. Really couldn't see anything ahead of the green flame for it was moving so swiftly... It was amazing!!!

Green flame...

On Sunday July 8 at about 5:45 pm in Sugar Creek Missouri,I looked to the northern sky and seen a green flame traveling at a extreme rate of speed traveling from West to east at a very low altitude,about 2500-3000 feet maybe,really hard to say because it was a mile or two away. Really couldn't see anything ahead of the green flame for it was moving so swiftly... It was amazing!!!

Bright orange light 9pm 11/07/2018

Happened to look up and see a very bright, deep orange 'round' ball in the sky(about 60* elevation) just before 9pm. Looking in a South- West from Kaitaia township to 90 Mile beach. Light did not appear to move. Was visible for a few minutes and then vanished from sight.

I also saw a huge shooting

I also saw a huge shooting star looking north from Pukekohe

I saw this in Dunedin about

I saw this in Dunedin about 5.30pmish Thursday and took a video i zoomed right in and could not see a plane at the front of it. I don't have good sight maybe there was but it didn't look like it. Long pink/orange trail. I got it on video too.


I just saw a comet or something heading home in dunedin to brockville from North east Valley. Pink trail can still see it now heading mosgiel way looks out of it took video


Yes I saw it too as I was walking home from the bus stop in Tainui. I got home in time to get the binoculars out and it appeared to be two dark objects with black smoke trailling off behind them which then turned white the further back the smoke was. When I first spotted it, it looked like a really long double vapour trail from an airplane however the trail was bright pink/red in colour.

Plane Chem trail?

I saw this in Dunedin at 5.30pm thinking it was a meteor too but had seen the Santiago flight to Sydney the week before. Looked so striking!


Lastnight at about 9pm my husband and I saw from our bedroom window a very large what I assume is a comet/meteor.It was very low and fast coming down over Manly, Whangaparaoa. We could clearly see it! It was firey red and orange coloured with a long “tail” it was amazing to see. It almost seemed “sparkly”. I’m sure I could hear it aswell. I thought it was going to hit! Lovely to see. Never seen this before.

Speeding light

Im in Panmure Auckland saw this big bluish white streaking light blazing along with like a big curved horeshoe shaped curve coming of it like a speeding bullet out of one set of clouds into the next super low heading diagonally down from east to west was waiting for a boom! Glad to read others saw it was at 8.50 pm

I saw this one as well

I saw the meteor at 8.50pm Wednesay as well. Was amazing, the biggest I have seen and looked like bright green flames at one point. Was half expecting to see it on the news. Would love to see footage if any exist?

Bright Orange Light

I’m in Southern California, I watched this orange light slowly move across the sky starting at approximately 10:30pm 07/10/18. I just came out front and watched it slowly disappear upwards into the sky it seemed until it was no longer visible. It’s now 3:55am here. What was it? Anyone know?

Huge Shooting Star

About 8pm tonight 11th July 2018 saw huge shooting star in Albany NZ. Seen a few in the past but this was huge, bright and white!