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To night I was traveling East

To night I was traveling East ground in Utah on highway 40 add about 8:30 I seen in the South sky a bright light that looks like it was behind a cloud.As I watched it it turned in to a V shape like a comet with a tail.The point of the light then split into 2 separate object that expanded into a bright dusty cloud that slow faded away.

Cloudy bright comet like light in south sky

I Tonight I was traveling in Utah highway 40 eastbound and in the South sky I seeing a bright light that looked like it was behind a cloud. While l was watching it it then started to trail out in a V shape towards the East. It then split into 2 objects that left a bright dusty looking cloud this happened About 8:30 mountain standard time I took of grainy picture with my phone I'll see if I can add it to this comment

Meteor?

Tonight above Southern California Newport Beach I’m standing on the beach and a dim light with an odd shape made its way across the sky with a trail of dust behind it then I’d just disintegrated into a a large dust clouds had binoculars but the object was too dark. I don’t think it was a plane even tho it was able to omit light because the shape of the light was all around in the shape of a rock with areas not giving off light and the object was too big moved too far too fast to be a plane there were two smaller red lights the came out of nowhere and followed diagonally behind it. Those were planes. I am just guessing but I think they re the reason it exploded. It’s direction was from LA to San Diego

meteor?

I'm in Minden, NV and saw it too. Looking west towards the bay area, I thought it was a star with a cloud in the way, until I noticed it moving south. The Tesla dude launched a rocket today, so I thought it had something to do with that. But that was around 11:30 am. I was expecting a text on my phone saying " This is not a drill, nuclear attack eminent!" Probably military thing or space junk falling to Earth. Pretty awesome either way. Who has video?

Green star going down

I saw yesterday 05.02.2018 How green star drop somewhere land. I saw that 3-4 secend and its green color. What i saw? I want know that :) !

Green ball

My son was at the bus stop this morning as saw a green ball (about as big as a baseball) falling from the sky, and then just disappeared in the air. What could this be?

Big green tailed ball

Just saw a green long tailed orb just flying slowly in the sky. It then broke in two and slowly disappeared. Seen at 7:05 am, or so, in Fort Worth, Tx.

green ball

I was going down Saginaw main and saw it also

Bright shiny object over Wellington

What was the bright shiny object that flew over Wellington heading south at about 11am yesterday morning, Sunday. Through the binoculars I could see that it was large, appeared to be tumbling as it headed rapidly south. It’s shape was irregular, with a large rectangular top section and a narrower leg pointing down. It looked like it was ridgid as opposed to a being like a balloon , albeit that it appeared to be being swept along by a high altitude wind. ?

Meteor

I watched a shootibg star as it came from the east and was headed west and it was the slowest one ive ever seen.as i was watching it i literally watched it dim out completely as it must have been getting close to the ground. Friendship,Maine

White ball in the sky

White ball falling from the sky rapidly, Diagonally this morning at 6:35 am near Lafayette New Jersey

Weird ultra blue beam and flash in the sky

I was cleaning my car and looked up to see a strange beam and flash in the clouds

Vertical falling bright green flash about 3000 ft from ground

Has anyone ever witnessed a bright green meteorite really low to the ground. I've told people what I saw and they think I'm crazy. It was Christmas eve 2015 full moon I found pieces of it. Have pictures if interested. I'm from Elma N.Y. in the United States

Bright white shooting star

I saw a bright white shooting star heading east over Pukekohe at around 1:40am. It trailed for as far from the west as I could see, and it winked out after a few seconds of looking at it. It looked to be incredibly low. Never seen one quite like it.

Meteor - Dannevirke 31/1/18

Green meteor seen in Dannevirke 31/1/18 1:24am

Green Fireball / Meteor over Wellington

I witnessed a large green fireball moving rapidly from East to West across Wellington harbour at 01:21am today Wednesday 31 Jan. It seemed very low in the sky and appeared to only just clear the hills beyond the city. It was so bright, it caught my eye immediately from my location on Oriental Parade. The fireball trailed a long streak of light. Never seen one this close or low before. It seemed quite large.

I just witnessed a green

I just witnessed a green fireball over Fort Worth, Texas, this morning at 7:05! It fits the exact description!

Extremely Close Meteorite

At 1:20am this morning, just a few minutes ago, a bright meteor came down past my house in Carters beach, Westport, on the West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand. It was only small but specta ocular with it's brightly lit tail as it disintegrated. It was only about a few hundred feet above in the sky as I watched it fall. I'm seeing more & more meteorites in our skies lately as well as other strange phenomena like all these pink sunrises & sunsets happening ALL the time now, & the "two suns" that thousands of people all over the world are capturing on film & putting up on YouTube,plus a lot of other strange occurances.The mysterious Planet X system maybe? There appears to be some very compelling evidence that supports this. The "Planet X Physicist" & "Planet X News" channels on YouTube are very good for further information for those interested.

Flash in night sky

Nelson, NZ. Orange light moved across the sky. About 1.20 am.

Green shooting star, Whanganui

Green shooting star seen tonight at 01.30 a.m. over Whanganui

Meteor

Hanmersprings at 0128, bright moving light falling with a trail of orange behind

Orange light over Victoria point Brisbane Australia 27/01/2018

I am hoping someone else saw a strange bright orange smear of light sitting in the sky above Victoria point Brisbane tonight at approx 12.45am. It sat in the same spot for some time and then moved inland before appearing to stop again and then collapse in ont itself until it vanished. I really hope someone else saw it otherwise I am going crazy and maybe need to get a check up hehe. I have no idea and no possible explanation of what it was that I saw

slow falling light at around 4:30 pm to 5 in norman, ok

late afternoon ( between 4:30 and 5 pm on Wed 1-24-2017 in western sky seen in Norman,Ok my neighbor and I saw a slow falling light. When we viewed it through the binoculars, you still couldn't see what was falling, but it did seem to have some kind of glow (like something hot) at the front of it.

Orange Fireballs in the Sky

On the 20th Jan 2018 at around 10pm I saw these Fireballs in the sky.I live in the Ngaruawhaia Waikato New Zealand I saw them about 5 years ago also and called my sister in law to look at them so my family didn't think I was going bonkers. This time I took a photo and they are impressive when you enlarge the photo to see them. They are like Fireballs when you see them thru the naked eye, but when you take a picture they look like the moon, but smaller, but when you enlarge the photo they do look a bit like a fire ball, but not orange like you see with the naked eye a bit more yellow on camera. I have not heard of anyone else seeing them so dont know what to make of it. My son in law says they are meteors but I dont know, so if anyone does know please tell me it is very interesting............ The Fireballs seem to just come up from no where and usually one by one and are in a group of 3 then travel across the sky not to high and quite fast then just drop out of the sky again. Amazing to watch. Any info would be great to explain why I saw them, but nobody else did.

Fireball today in India Lalitpur

Today I just saw a fireball in sky for a second and in one blink it just disappeared in the sky like it was never there it was around 7:25 pm in India, lalitpur city plz confirm it cuz I have never seen anything like this in my city before

Just saw a green fireball

Just saw a green fireball around before 2:00 a.m. from Oahu, Hawaii.

Rectangle of fire

Seen from auburn california

Ball of fire

Friday jan.19.2018. About 6pm i saw the biggest rectangular shape on fire . It was AMAZING. I LIVE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA......wish EVERYONE ELSE COULD HAVE SEEN IT.

I also live in Northern

I also live in Northern California and I also saw it.

Awesome. Where do u live

Awesome. Where do u live

Green trail

I live in Gateshead (North East), I love looking up at the sky at night. For the past few weeks I haven't seen much and was quite disappointed, but the past week or so I have seen alot of comets and 3 meteors, I saw one tonight that seemed to be only a few hundred feet up, it flew over leaving a large green trail behind it. I have seen a few of these the past few days, I love that I've witnessed such an amazing opportunity , but to see three is life changing. There are alot of these sightings since the turn of the new year, I really hope there are alot more.

Meteor?

I live in Williamsport, IN and was letting my dog out when I saw an orange ball with a blue trail, it was absolutely stunning. It took my breath away, it was massive. So blessed that I got to see it!

ball of fire

I believe I saw the same thing. We are in central Iowa. We were coming home and I saw the fireball descending. I looked for fire on the ground as we drove on East but I. Am sure it was far away and only looked close. I too am very blessed to have seen it!

ball of fire

I believe I saw the same thing. We are in central Iowa. We were coming home and I saw the fireball descending. I looked for fire on the ground as we drove on East but I. Am sure it was far away and only looked close. I too am very blessed to have seen it!

Big ball of light of yellow, green and blue colors!!

I saw this big ball of light of yellow, green and blue colors while walking across my sister’s back yard in Taylor Texas last night.. It was there in an instant and it was gone just as quickly but I waited to see if it was lightening and nothing else happened!!

Green lights

I was smoking out side I'm from green bay Wisconsin I seen something fall to the ground it had like a green tail like a fiery green tail and it was like fire color ball meaning it was a ball with a tail and the tail was Green and when it hit felt like it hit the ground it lit up a little bit don't know what it was

3 flashes

Just saw 3 massive flashes looking out north from Orewa. First though it was lightning but no thunder followed. Time was about 12:35.

Shooting Star

Tonight I saw what seemed to me to look like a shooting star, that had a long visible tail with a ball in the front that got brighter and brighter as it streaked across the sky that appeared blue and then a bright white light, then it disappeared. And then a few minutes later I heard a very loud boom sound and the floor vibrated then it stopped. Any sightings tonight at 8:05 pm, 1/16/2018 in Pontiac, MI? And what could that have been?

Shooting Star

Tonight I saw what seemed to me to look like a shooting star, that had a long visible tail with a ball in the front that got brighter and brighter as it streaked across the sky that appeared blue and then a bright white light, then it disappeared. And then a few minutes later I heard a very loud boom sound and the floor vibrated then it stopped. Any sightings tonight at 8:05 pm, 1/16/2018? And what could that have been?

A bright orange/yellowish

A bright orange/yellowish ball that disappeared in a few seconds. Lansing Michigan, Eaton County around 8:15.

A bright orange/yellowish

A bright orange/yellowish ball that disappeared in a few seconds. Lansing Michigan, Eaton County around 8:15.

Meteor, flare, bottle rocket, or Hoax?

Eastern Sky - Viewed from Machesney Park IL towards Lake Michigan. At approximately 7 pm central time. I observed a very large bright green ball of light falling from the sky. I thought it was a bottle rocket (fireworks) or flare at first. It was a bright green when I first noticed it. As the object dropped the color changed from green to yellow, and then to white as it approached the ground or lake. I was expecting it to pop like a bottle rocket usually does but, It made it to the ground or into lake michigan. It was to dark to determine how far away the object was in order for me to determine where it fell. I watched the object fall for approximately 10 to 15 seconds. I was driving east from Machesney Park IL, on IL, route 173. I just looked at a map and from where I was located and the direction I saw the object fall was in the eastern sky between Waukegan and Zion IL. I couldn't get my phone on fast enough to try and record it falling. I tried. I hope that if it was a meteor, No one was hurt.

Meteor over Detroit MI

It appears that personal cameras on people's homes or in their cars have caught the flash of this meteor over Detroit MI. CNN has broadcasted several videos submitted by those lucky enough to have had cameras rolling during the time this happened. I am hoping more videos will surface tomorrow as this was amazing to witness. I have never seen anything like it. (With my own eyes). As someone else here mentioned, and I agree, it was "Magnificent ".

Not NNE

Fireball I reported was seen in NNW skies

Big green fireball

8:07 pm Eastern standard time Brunswick, Oh NNE Saw a big bright green fireball shooting straight down ...turned bright orange and leaving trail/ fishtailing and appeared to explode as it went behind the tree line into yellow, orange, blueish green. It was spectacular.... was sitting in my car talking to my sister....and out of nowhere this fireball appeared.... Magnificent...

Meteorite in michigan

Allegan township, Fennville Michigan at 8:30 pm. Bright white hot ball of light streaking to the earth. Lit up the whole area. It was silent. Pretty sure it landed in my neighbor's field.

I seen a bright flash of

I seen a bright flash of light appear out of nowhere while driving my car, shoot downward it was orange with hues of blue and green and then it seemed to just disappear. I'm in Shelby Township, Michigan! Was it a meteor?

I seen a bright flash of

I seen a bright flash of light appear out of nowhere while driving my car, shoot downward it was orange with hues of blue and green and then it seemed to just disappear. I'm in Shelby Township, Michigan! Was it a meteor?

Light in sky

Tonight I saw a very bright light in the sky. Like some kind of explosion. Felt the ground tremble under my truck.

Meteor maybe

Aaround 7:15 PM central time I saw a green fast flash of a bright object - quickly moving towards the ground near the Rollins Savanna which is located in Grayslake and round Lake Illinois. It was wider than it was tall. I’ve never seen anything like this before it was quite amazing and very fast-moving.