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fireball in the sky

at 8:10 pm, in Macomb Township,I opened the door to take the dog outside looked up in the sky and saw a very bright fireball in the western sky quickly zip by.It was gone within seconds.

Bright light

Had skylight up in marshall michigan with ball of light came down then explode into tiny objects that disappeared


In Ocho Rios, Jamaica around 9:00pm last night I saw this big orange red ball with a beautiful tail. It lasted about 5 seconds and then just disappeared. That’s when I realized it must have been a meteor!


At 1am straight up, Oklahoma City, in the western sky I saw a something falling from the sky. It was orange and looked like a bar of light. It was moving pretty fast and fell out of sight behind the trees and homes. Space trash or asteroid?


I saw it too over Jamaica! So cool!

UFO last night

Around 10.30 pm 13/1/18 I was on our deck watching the sky and listening to the sea (Doubtless Bay) something I do regularly - saw a flash in my peripheral vision, turned and saw a ball? bright yellow/ green tinge on outer edge, falling, moving horizontally not straight down. I didn't see where it originated from - my viewing only lasted a second or two. It just vanished - I thought into the sea? Not the usual distant fleeting glimpses I get of "falling stars'. Others say they saw something too. Don't think it was fireworks as it was a solitary event - there were fireworks happening in a different direction and some distance from where I saw this meteor? comet?

Green circle ball in sky moving fast

In 01/13/2018 night time. I was in the bed room. Some bright light flashing so I look out to sky. Saw a bright green circle ball moving in sky like snake going down. Just last one second or two. I know it's not fire work. Because it's like half of the bright moon. It's beautiful. But no one believe me. This is the reason I start searching in Internet. I am so glad that someone saw this light ball too and experience are identical like mine.

Orange ball of light moving across the sky off Matakatia bay wha

Approx time 21.30 tonight Monday we saw a bright red ball moving west to east across the gulf between Matakatia bay and rangitoto island, held a consistent sped and course as did not give off any sound or tail did anyone else see this as well

red glow in nortern sky

I only saw it less then a minute, here in Juneau,Alaska. Beautiful, stunning. It really shoewed how huge the university is. I'm glad others got to see what I saw,beautiful.

Bright light

I live in Tarpon Springs, florida. On Jan 7 2018 at 9:30 pm. I saw in the sky tonight a bright white light followed by a red streak of light. It was so beautiful then disappeared..i was looking to the east. It was north east. I have never seen anything like it.

Something in the sky

Hi today 1/7/2018 at about 11:55am I saw something in the sky to the south we live in Brandon Florida it didn’t have a trail behind which leads me to believe that it’s not a jet. I took a picture but can’t upload it to this.

Something in the sky

I too, live close to Brandon was heading home to Thonotosassa that same night, and saw something very strange in the sky. My husband thought I was completely crazy. The one I saw though was bright orange like fire, had a small tail but was hardly moving at all. When I finally got my husband to pull over to see it, it disappeared, but looked as if it exploded. It turned to white sparkles like a firework that just exploded and it was gone. But the one I seen, was a bit earlier that night. Maybe around 9:30 or 10. My son caught a small glimpse of it as well. Strange stuff. Maybe we were having a meteor shower that night, but I have never seen one like that.

Green meteor

Hi, I live in Columbia, TN, US and I saw a meteor, green in color streaking across the sky. First one I've ever seen! I kept questioning wether or not I had really seen it until I decided to Google it and actually got results!


Hi I live in Edmonton Alberta Canada and at around 5:45 PM I was walking my dog when what I think saw was a meteorite. I'm not 100% sure it was a meteor, but it looked like one. It was a greenish blue surrounding it in colour and lasted only about a second and a half. When I saw it, I was completely stunned and surprised.

Bright white light in the sky

Hi I'm from East Belfast northern Ireland about a week an a half ago I saw a large white ball with a tail at high speed for about 4 seconds, it was in a downward angle looked like it was going to crash then it just disappeared over towards the black mountain, never seen anything like it before. Yours sincerely Valerie

Possible meteor?

I live in Sydney, Australia. At around 2:40am (give or take) in the morning of 5/1/18 (UTC+10), I saw for a split second, something bright and blue falling VERTICALLY in the sky. I was facing East, and the object appeared quite large. It may have been my imagination though (late night), but I just want to make sure I'm not going crazy or anything lol

Fireball in NE sky seen fm Franz Josef Glacier

I’m traveling here fm USA. Standing next to road behind Te Waonui hotel in franz Josef glacier facing my friends when over their heads in the low NE sky I see large fireball heading toward horizon. It disappears behind mountains within a half second. Very bright and short lived. I’ve never seen one that big or bright.

maybe I saw the same thing

Was this travelling basically from west to east as I saw a huge one & I was facing south (I've seen quite a few on the coast) and this one was very big and shooting bright green around it and trailing it. I saw this one fro as relatively longer time from my view point. I just commented to my friends today that I had seen it.

METEOR at 8:45pm Wellington

Witnessed a meteor tonight 2nd of Januar 8:45pm here in wellington. Crazy how no news have reported this sighting or any updates on this :O Literally the coolest thing ive ever seen :O #AliensAreReal


745 EST fort pierce florida, usa. Red orange streak heading south to north. Looking east out over the ocean. Could it be an metoerite that made it through the atmosphere? It lasted a long time.

Three Green stars shaped like a triangle

I just saw 3 green stars in the shape of a triangle in Glassboro New Jersey and a shooting star as well. It was a beautiful site to see!

A bright green fireball

A bright green fireball meteor flew over north East England heading to Scotland tonight 31st December 2017

bright green light shooting

bright green light shooting accros sky towards the north on new years eve saw in halesowen west midlands

Green light

Yes. We were near Aylesbury and saw bright green light moving very quickly across sky. Around 6.

Green light across motorway M5 England

Driving past the Stroud junction on the M5 going towards Cheltenham we witnessed a bright green ball of light shoot across the sky at rapid speed. Faster than any plane I've ever seen. Went east to west and disappeared in the sky. It travelled quite a distance. Never seen anything like it before. Does anyone know what it was??

It was a meteor. A green

It was a meteor. A green meteor fireball was seen by lots heading over Newcastle upon Tyne heading towards Scotland. Tonight 31.12.17

Floating orange light

Just on midnight (New years) my son and I were walking home after having a few drinks with my sister. My son told me to look in the sky, and what we saw was mind blowing... an orange ball of light floating at a speed across the sky.. i took a video and so did my son, then it disappeared into the unknown, was it a meteor or a UFO... then thought naaaahhh. I was thinking maybe it was a lantern or a drone but lanterns do not float sideways (I don't think), and a drone would have flashing lights or would stop and turn in all directions right? My son and I witnessed an amazing event 12:01am New years day.. brilliant!! Northshore, New Zealand


My partner and I were outside tonight ( 6th of January 2018) and saw what you have described that you saw on New Year's Day. We thought the very same thing, that it was a lantern or a drone but our reasoning was the same, that it would of had flashing lights if it was a drone and it wasn't a lantern as it was travelling to fast and also travelling across the sky in a straight line. This happened about 9 o'clock, and travelling in a South east to North west direction. Very puzzled. Feilding New Zealand.

Orange/Red light in Sky New Year 2018 Hamilton NZ

We went outside at the strike of midnight to view the local fireworks . After they had died down my friend and I went back inside and my partner stayed outside. He suddenly called out to us " Wow girls quickly quickly come and see at this". We raced out looked up to where he was pointing. We saw this bright glowing orange/red light in the sky. It was stationary for about 30-40 seconds then it took off vertically upwards and disappeared. While they were watching I had run to get the binoculars to look closer at it, but just as I began to look through them that is when it took off vertically upward ,. Amazing !! My partner said that ,just before he called us he had noticed this light coming across the sky in a Southward direction then it just stopped. That's when he called us outside. We didn't have time to video, but I see where a North Shore couple took a video of the exact same light. Would be interested to see. Hamilton NZ

Fast moving orange streak

Riding through the park in South East London at approximately 5:30pm 31.12. 2017 I look up and there's an orange streak in the sky covered by a white aura. It was moving way to fast to be a plane and was visible for just less than a minuite I stopped to take a photo but couldn't get my camera up in time. Did anyone else see this?

Yes, I saw it to. Around

Yes, I saw it to. Around 5:30pm on Sunday 31/12/2017 I was with my mate next to the Leytonstone Station when I saw blue-ish/green-ish burning object falling from the sky at very high speed.

Orange flaming shooting star

I just saw (12:20pm approx) a flaming, orange what looked like a shooting star travelling SE over Ceres skies in Western Cape, South Africa. It was like a ball of fire with a trail and just disappeared in the sky! Was so beautiful! More than any 'normal' shooting star that I've ever seen! (No sound, disappeared in the sky, ball of ORANGE fire)

Today Dec 31 2017 12:30 am

Today Dec 31 2017 12:30 am I witnesses the last second of a super bright green falling "star". It was in the western sky of the central coast of California north of Bodega Bay. I did not check the time. I was driving and it looked as though it was not burning out as I lost view of it at the tree line. It was going in south direction. It must have been spectacular to anyone who saw the entire event. 25 years ago in the same area, 20 miles farther north I saw a similar event as it crossed the entire arc of the heavens for at least 2.5 seconds. It changed colors 3 times as it entered earth atmosphere.


Bright orange meteorite with slight heat trail following it traveling south east over and disappearing behind the hills in Omaio tekaha area. Followed 10 seconds later with a crackling like sound. Was amaizing. 30/12/17 about 11.15ish

Shooting star

Beautiful clear orange Shooting Star descending south across the Easter sky. Seen in South Auckland, New Zealand at 11:15pm on 30 December 2017 Visible for at least 10 seconds.

Shooting star

Seen in Whangarei very bright heading south at 2315.

Orange sphere falling from sky - Nashville, TN

12/26/17 - While gettting into my car, I saw a bright orange sphere fall from the sky and disappear into the clouds. It caused a flash of light which illuminated the clouds. This was approximately 5:20pm on 12/26/17 in Nashville, TN. I have seen meteor showers before but this sphere was a more orange color and larger then what I have witnessed in the past. Any ideas?

Orange sphere falling from sky - Nashville, TN

12/26/17 - While gettting into my car, I saw a bright orange sphere fall from the sky and disappear into the clouds. It caused a flash of light which illuminated the clouds. This was approximately 5:20pm on 12/26/17 in Nashville, TN. I have seen meteor showers before but this sphere was a more orange color and larger then what I have witnessed in the past. Any ideas?

Falling green light

I'm from Hamilton Ontario Canada and at approximately 1145pm tonight in the eastern sky a green falling idea what it was but made 2 wishes;) comet? Falling star? Meteor?


For the last 3 hours floating above Clendon, Manurewa there is an object flashing lights orange and white. I initially thought it would be a drone but this lools like a flat straight bar with lights attached. I dont believe drones would last that long in sky. It moves around in one area and doesnt go up or down.

Flashing light

I've also seen this! It keeps flashing, right now the time is 1:18am on 26/12/2017. Look to unusual to be a drone

hi there I also saw this last

hi there I also saw this last night over manurewa at 10 pm kept floating around the same area until 6 this morning . I thort it was a drone or something controlled but couldn't tell way was this?

What is really going on that these experts aint saying?

Today this late afternoon December 24 2017 I was pulling out of my drive way in Fontana CA when I was stunt by this shooting star that became like a ball of fire coming down from the sky. Scary part was that it didnt die out quickly like it normally does. This one look like too close to the earth instead of the sky.


I saw the fireball too, on December24 at 5:15 in Whittier CA Thought for sure it was going to hit the ground. It started out looking like a rather large shooting star, but kept getting bigger and brighter As it got lower and lower. I lost it when it went behind some low trees. An awesome sight!

Shootings star

I saw it to ...I'm in Burbank and i honestly thought it was going to hit earth ..scary

Falling out of the sky Christmas Eve

My kid her friend and I were driving up Washington St Riverside CA when my daughter points and says omg what is that .we look up a over and it was huge . Like a giant ball falling to the ground it was like some shit I saw on Armageddon or something. It was massive it looked like a giant rock on fire with a beautiful firey train following behind it it was quick . I swear it have to have landed in someone's backyard. Ask me and they need to stop playing with our weather by means of the haarp. Or playing with nature with the Sern. We've don't enough damage already. Keep your loved ones close fight the good fight and fight with a purpose Peace and love to all .

I saw it too

I was walking my dog in south park Christmas eve around 5:15 and saw that huge low flying comet (??). It happened so fast, but it was just there at eye level heading south. My dog couldn't care less, but it was awesome. I haven't found anything official online about it, but found for this post and one on Twitter. Thanks for sharing!

Orange dotes

I was standing in the balcony counting the stars.I found many orange dots moving together in the shape of a wave front of water ripples. But they were moving so fast that i could nlt take any photo or video.

Falling from sky

Saw something falling from sky 12/22/17 at approx 5:30pm.

Saw it at 5:15 pm msg by

Saw it at 5:15 pm msg by Vermilion, ab Canada