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Green light over Matata

Approx 8.20pm green light fell through the sky, just off the coast near White Island!

Yes I saw this!!!

I saw this!! At 8:24 pm in Los Angeles!!

This was in NZ so doubt

This was in NZ so doubt whether it was the same meteor...

Rotorua sighting

Driving to Rotorua Airport from the city and saw meteor low in the sky, appearing large and white with yellow/orange pieces breaking off as it descended. This was at 8:20 pm so could be the same one reported near Rotoiti.

Rotorua sighting 27/6/18

Yes I saw that also, as you describe. Amazing sight! Very low in sky, travelling SW to NE


Bright, whitish ballish thing with tail streaking over Auckland sky for 1-2 seconds at about 8.15 pm. Anyone else see this?

Fireball with tail

We saw a fireball bright orange with a tail that fell over Auckland CBD at 8.20pm!

Auckland 27 june 2018 @ 20:15

travelling between auckland and whitford, same as others described, long range tail, seemed to even turn light green/white as it disappeared ... amazing sight !!!

Saw a bright green fireball

Saw a bright green fireball at that time from Rotorua, low in sky in direction of Maketu...but most probably a few hundred kilometres away. Turned red and fragmented as it burned up

Saw a bright green fireball

Saw a bright green fireball at that time from Rotorua, low in sky in direction of Maketu...but most probably a few hundred kilometres away. Turned red and fragmented as it burned up


Make that 8:19 approx

27 june 2018 8.20pm just saw

27 june 2018 8.20pm just saw a large bright green light falling over towards the hen and sail rock looking from waipu...anyone else see this?


I live on the east coast of Great Barrier island and I saw what you saw. Amazing, Awesome, Huge.


Just saw a huge meteorite in the northern sky low to the horizon over lake rotoiti near Rotorua.

was it an orange light?

was it an orange light?


Bright object with tail over Auckland at about 8.15ish. Did anyone else see this??

Bright object

Yep I saw the same . Travelling Eastwards 8:15 ish Snell's Beach.

Huge streak

Massive fireball seen over Whangarei at 8:20 tonight, Wednesday 27 June

Yes saw it too. Snell's

Yes saw it too. Snell's Beach.Traveling Eastwards same time about 8:15pm.

Bright orange something with

Bright orange something with what looks like a trail seen over auckland tonight 26/06/18

Bright object seen from Hamilton

We were in our spa about 7:19 tonight when I saw a bright falling light that I thought as first was a shooting star, then as it fell there was a trail of orange and red light, then back to just a bright yellow circle. It's colour tail looked about an inch long (as I saw it) and only lasted a second. It was very low in the sky - we often see shooting stars and the space station up high in the sky - this was very low. So low that it disappeared behind our hedge - never in our 5 years of star gazing while in the spa have seen an an orange and red tail, or see something so low in the sky. We are outside of Hamilton, and were looking north east.

Fireball viewed lower North Island New Zealand

Large bright orange fireball viewed from Bunnythorpe, seen as south of Palmerston North. 11:30pm 25 June 2018. Duration, 1-2seconds.


There was a bright green light that fell from the sky at 9pm today on the 25th June 2018. I saw it from methven NZ.

I seen the green light fall

I seen the green light fall from the sky last Night thought I was going crazy lol

Line one the sky

Tonight I saw a line in the sky. Gess from some think burning. Going west to east. TeKauwhata, Waikato,NZ

Burning Object

20.00hrs - We observed what looked like a large burning fireball moving quickly south, south/east past Ruakaka Beach, Northland. It was visible for 15 to 20 seconds before it reduced in size and then disappeared.

June 23 2018

We just watched something fall from the sky in clear view. South East towards Arkansas United States. I live in the bottom of the Bootheel of Missouri. Does anyone else know what we saw?


18 June 2018 approx 9:30pm Large green blue comet like flash with a red tail travelled across the southern western skies, Kowhitirangi Hokitika. Amazing! It was much larger than a normal shooting star or typical space junk. I will remember it forever! It was a crystal clear night and unmistakably big and beautiful.

Meteor Sighting?

Saw a large meteor like object streak slowly through the sky west of Sonoma CA. just at sunset about 8:50 PM tonight June 18. Does anyone know what it was or see it?


18/6/2018 around 7:30pm I saw a large metroite/spacejunk with a large tail, headed west from Haast. Around 5-6 minutes later I heard a boom similar to a far away clap of thunder, but the sky was clear.

~2130 20180618

Bright fireball meteor passed almost directly overhead around 2130 last night. Unfortunately it was very very cloudy so we only got a glimpse of it through a small gap but the clouds were lit up for a few seconds. Tekapo, NZ

Just saw two bright blue

Just saw two bright blue flashes in the sky with a small tail, followed a minute later by a sonic boom that shook the house, it was heading over mount Roy near Wanaka

Something green tail light comming to earth

Now i am in gotar,rajoun banka bihar,india.i daw a green tailed light looks like cricket ball,shape and size was same.and it was comming to earth.near about 2000 kms from sea level. It must be a UFO or asteroid. Hope it will come in news at morning.

Large object in S/SE sky

While sitting on my back patio late last night, about 1 am Central time (I am in NW Louisiana), I looked to my right and saw what I thought must be a planet...we are avid night time sky watchers with are backyard telescope...I knew it wasn't Jupiter, as Jupiter had been in that same general area hours before. I just thought it must be are nother planet, and looked up there again, are not Herndon now it looked like just another star. So I walked over to the edge of my patio to get arenothwrndnothwr look, and it was even tinier, then it was just GONE. I couldn't believe my eyes....I had JUST seen what I thought was a HUGE, BRIGHT planet get smaller and smaller, then disappear altogether. Just curious if anyone else happened to catch this?

Small meteor?

Just watching the sunrise in Marlborough Sounds 7:45am and saw what appears to be a small meteor/object start burning up while falling towards the earth then disappear. Trail and direction did not appear to be that of a plane. Interested to hear if this was anything specific.

Fast moving bright light

Just seen a bright ball of light descending quickly over Taupo lake New Zealand from Turangi township at 11:45pm NZ time. Approximately at 38°59′24″ S 175°47′57″ E.

Passing light above my house

My mom and me see light just like a rocket but not actually rocket,at around 11:00 pm ,I never seen before like that, my mom said that it seams dragon.

May 30 7:45 PM Oxford, MS. My

May 30 7:45 PM Oxford, MS. My wife and I were driving home, saw a large ball of white light falling fast from a mostly clear sky. It disappeared in a lower cloud formation and didn't re-appear below clouds. Total time of visual was maybe 1 second.

Space Invaders

What did I witness in the sky at 2:50 a.m. on June 2, 2018 in Clarksville Tennessee? I thought it was a star, but then it started jumping around really fast then it separated into 2.. Then here come blue lines and red lines almost coming from it then it looked like it was chasing the star like object. Then I saw what appeared to be a spaceship a little further to the left. I got it all on video

Fast moving orange objects in night sky - NZ

Approx 7.20pm in Mid Canterbury New Zealand 30 May 2018 saw three bright orange objects coming from the North and heading across the sky South then veering to the West and disappearing. Moving too fast to be satelight or plane. Did anyone else see them?? Have video.

I saw something similar in

I saw something similar in west canada on new years eve. I giant organe light fly across the sky for 15 seconds or so than vanish. Than a second one appears on the same path and does the same thing. Wonder whats been going on in our sky. Seen a few white lights do the same.

green falling object

went to let my dogs out on may 28/29 "around midnight|" in Saskatchewan canada, and seen a green ball of light fall from the sky. pretty cool and weird.

that was no meteor

I live in kenya (Africa) and to be frank with you, weird sightings in the sky are usually seen in the U.S.A or some parts of Europe but rarely in on the 28th of may at exactly 6:23 pm i just got of work, got into my Mustang qnd headed of to my fav local, after downing to beers i decided to get out of the bar and go home. before i got into the car, i decided to take a piss behind some bushes and thats when it happened, i saw what looked like something burning like a shooting star but the weird thing is that the airspace this thing was flying in is where you could fly a helicopter so it wasn't that far into the sky and just so u know this thing kind of burst into flames then it disappeared in thin air... i just got into my car and told mself maybe its the booz but i dont think i imagined all that man..naah man that was real

Something weird in the sky

Saw something in the sky 26 may just before the sun went down. Had the appearance of a meteor but the sky wasn't very dark and it moved very slowly.

Red light

I saw a red dot falling fast from the sky at 10:25 and I would want to know what it is

WHITE light. Odd video

I was upstate newyork traveling for work. And i noticed out of my passenger window a white light You must watch and try to spot the light seemly following in the sky along the highway with a star like distance. Then turn red and shoot off to then disappear. Idk what i saw but the video does'nt do what i saw any justice...

Monday 20th between 5:45am and 6am

I was driving from Cambridge to Tauranga, a couple of minutes out of Hinuera, it was still pitch black still, saw two bright green meteoroids streaking down at 45 degrees.

Strange activity in Tauranga sky

At 4:00am I woke up from bright lights in the sky without any thunder. I fell asleep again. But when I woke up at 6:05 the light flashes were still showing up within half a minute in only two parts of the sky in the South-West. Now and then something resembling thunder was heard, but it lasted a lot longer than normal thunder and the sound did not build up. This lasted till about 6:20am A few minutes later wind started blowing and after another few minutes this wind suddenly became very strong and some rain fell at the same time. Everything went normal again around 6:40am. This is not a normal natural activity.

Green fire ball

Green fireball looking thing coming down on a 45 degree angle with a slight blue tinge seen near Temuka newzeland 3 witnesses at 9pm

Green light sited in sky

Green light seen shooting across the sky just before 9pm, Okuku New Zealand . Saturday night.