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Strange object

I saw something again fall from the sky, like a turquoise blue meteor, in the morning sky in North Texas. The first time I was driving north into Denton, highway 35 and it appeared falling from the West to East for at least a few seconds. 2nd time I was at work driving back to the office, which is north from where I was working. I saw it for a second, AGAIN, in the morning time about 8 oclock a.m..

Meteor or space junk

I was driving north on I-35w toward Denton,Texas Thursday 15th of March at approximately 3:00 or 4:00 pm and I saw a bright white shiny something streak from the west toward the east for 3 full seconds. The leading piece of it was bright white and the body of the streak was a pretty bright sky blue. The very tail was white and it left a white contrail. It dropped below the north horizon. I thought it might be hitting Denton,Texas area, but then realized it could be much further north, even in Oklahoma. It was beautiful and very fast. Did anyone else see or hear about it?

Meteor/Other

John, I was on the phone with my husband a little after 4pm. We were both on the road in separate cars going north on 35 towards Denton when he saw the same thing and described it to me. I didn't see it though. I started Google searching to see if anyone else had seen it and found your post here. Not sure what it was exactly but glad to know my husband wasn't the only person who saw something.

Saw Something

I saw something earlier. It created a trace of smoke, but it moved upwards then went to the South. What is it? I'm in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Fireball.

Observed a fireball from Barbados, to the SE, at 6.30pm. I have an image if you are interested.

Burning object in the early morning

Was out a 3-4 hours before dawn March 14th and happened to see the end of a falling object as it burned up. Atlantic county New Jersey

Meteor?

I just saw something white falling from the sky. Looked like it fell straight down. Shellman Bluff Ga

Ring me f stars

I saw a perfect ⭕️ circle/ring made up of ten(10) ⭐️ stars approx 1-2a.m today. Never saw it before in my life and I am 60 years of age. No other stars where in the circle/ring and the moon

Bright light

A very bright star-like light that didn’t move so I thought it was a star like Venus and it got brighter then fizzled out - the whole episode lasted no more than 20-30 seconds. It was pretty high up overhead in the sky, maybe in a slightly southerly direction. Seen from the Tokongawa Peninsula near Marahau and the Abel Tasman National Park at the top of the South Island. Observed at about 20:25 on Sunday 11 March.

Bright circular (moon shaped)

Bright circular (moon shaped) object in high southern sky at approximately 1700 hrs, March 6, 2018. Watched through binocs for several minutes. Appeared stationary. A grayish center, through binocs. Naked eye appeared bright fluorescent. Looked away for a few minutes, when resumed looking, object gone. Bright sunny day in South eastern Pa. USA. Anybody else?

Falling star

Recently moved back to Christchurch New Zealand and have seen atleast 3 different shooting stars on different nights. The lasted was a few minutes ago looking out from my house in halswell. One I saw while on the port hills two weeks ago and another I saw last week while walking through my suburb at night. Not sure if anyone else has seen them or what but they were out in milliseconds you would have to be watching the sky at the exact time. Weird

green ball

Just saw a bright green ball come down in the sky before me. It burned out, no noise so not a firework. I was thinking this was a meteor?

Fire trail falling from high altitude

I just witnessed a fire trail in the sky heading due west with a possible impact somewhere over the everglades towards flamingo marina time visible to me was 6:37 till 6:49 pm eastern time. If anyone witnessed this please respond to this post

Sky flashing red over Albany ny, March 2, 2018

After 6 PM or later, cloudy, faint light left in sky. I walked near the window of my house & could see the outside the (snowy) yard lighting up. I though it might be an outside floodlight flickering, so I went out on my porch. (Rural area, few neighbors.) I looked to the West & could see a large area of the sky--almost reaching overhead--flashing brilliant red. This continued for about 20 seconds. My own power had been off and on all day. I wondered if, in restoring power to other areas, it could somehow result in these flashes. But I am grasping at straws here. I am 63 yrs old, sober, & have never seen anything like this before. My first thought was fuel storage tanks exploding along the Hudson river, but there was no sound of explosions. At best, I though I might have heard a low rumble.

bright flash across the sky

Out on our run this morning, about 6.20am, we saw a bright light streak downward across the sky. It had a green tail and was big compared to anything I've seen before. 6/3/2018 Napier, New Zealand

Flash/Pulse

I stayed at Everett’s camping site last night stargazing then suddenly I saw a huge flash pulse of light. I stood there wondering what the heck was that. I’ve never seen such a thing like that. I wonder if it was a meteorite, there was no sound.

Fireball streaking across the sky

I woke up at 3 am this morning and saw a fireball streak across the sky. I have been googling and listening to the news to see if others have seen it, but have heard nothing. I live in Lockport , IL. About 30 miles sw of Chicago

Weird star? Something fell from the sky.

I was looking at what I thought was a star it moved an inch and just fell. Freaked me out. Heard two noices like zeerk zeek. I live in Sandpoint Idaho. Something big just fell.

Visible on I-40 west bound as

Visible on I-40 west bound as I was going to old fort from hickory NC had a long green tail similar to a fire work being shot down at earth instead of up

Meteor

Saw that meteor last night on way back from Lincoln, brightest I've seen

Green light

My father and I were driving back from ethridge Tennesee around 11:30 last night. We noticed a green light flashing so persistant it looked like a search light in an air field so we didn't really think much of it.. It disappeared so we figured we just passed it or lost sight of it so we just contined to drive, but out of no where it just fell out of the sky right in front of us in a huge green ball with sparks behind it.

Sonic boom

Last night about 1030-11pm in the middle of Molesworth Station we witnessed a meteor strike earths atmosphere in a fiery display travelling in a north east direction followed 3 minutes later by a very loud sonic boom.

Last night about 1030 a

Last night about 1030 a massive something with a red to orange to bright blue tail over north loburn looking towards mount grey

02/03/2018

Witnessed a fiery rock entering atmosphere and once the flames had gone out the rock was still visible rolling through the sky eventually disappearing over the horizon. This was seen from Hamilton at around 9:55pm on the 2nd of March.

Fiery flash seen from Kaiapoi

Late last night 10.30ish what looked like a yellow fiery ball dropped to earth leaving a bluey tail was visible from Kaiapoi looking north east so could have been out to sea.

Fiery flash seen from Kaiapoi

Yes we saw that too, we were driving towards Christchurch from Prebbleton. Best meteor ever seen.

Falling star?

Over nz tonight like a hour ago? 10:30sh nz time

Possible meteorite

Saw a flashing white light going down to north horizon when standing outside at Ophir at 10.25pm. The light took about 2 seconds to disappear Was there any other siting of this light?

Flashing white light

My wife and I saw this as well as we were sitting outside our cabin in hanmer

Meteor

I think I just witnessed a meteor in Lincoln at about 22:20 Sat 03/02/2018. A greeny blue light falling from the sky and dissapeared after a yellow flash. Can anyone else confirm?

What flew over SE Pennsylvania last night?

March 1, 2018 at about 11:25 to 11:40 I thought I heard maybe rolling thunder while on my way upstairs from our basement. Then I realized is sounded more like a huge air craft. But the noise lasted and lasted until I finally when outside. From our front porch, I listened for another 5 minutes as the noise proceeded west by northwest. With the cloudy skies, I could not see a thing, so I went upstairs to bed. I could still hear this! I even opened our bedroom window and heard this massive sounding jet/rocket for another 4 minutes. I do not know what could have possibly been so loud for such a duration. Did anyone else hear this?

Green light floating down from sky

2/25/2018 Rock Island I'll. Just say a glowing green object floating straight down from the sky landing in our ravine What could it be?? Saw it a year ago fall in the same place.

metor

seen meteor streaking down at about 30 degree angle looking east/south east from Kamloops at about 6 PM tonight! The closest one I ever seen!

Light in the sky

Did anyone see a circular light in the sky last night around 12:30 Am. I live in New Durham NH, the date was 2/25/2018. The light was above the cloud cover and it appeared to go in a easterly direction and then disappeared

Meteor?

In the early hours of this morning 24 Feb 2018 while fishing in Whanganui at approximately 2am I saw what I thought at first was a shooting star but then broke up in to 5+ pieces it looked to be traveling east to south or south west. What was it?

meteor?

on thur 22 feb at appx 9.25pm whilst driving north approaching Kaitoke/Rimutaka Hill a veryi large bright round object appeared from the SE travelled across the sky in a SW direction then disappeared.

Flashing Satellite, then a BIG Meteor. North Canterbury

My cousin and I noticed a satellite that was flashing at different intervals and varied in brightness. Then within minutes of watching the satellite pass, there was a very big meteor to the east, shooting from south to north. Very long and wide trail.

Satellite that flashes a bright white light at various intervals

I don't know where you live but I live in New Zealand and have seen this satellite on many occasions. You can't actually see it like other satellites that move through the sky at night. All you notice is a bright flashing light and then you have to wait for a while to see it flash again. It sometimes flashes twice in quick succession, and other times just the once the time between flashes can very as well. This satellite has been around for quite a few years at least 10 years anyway. Just glad that someone else has seen it while watching the night sky.

emerald green meteor over NZ

At 9.35pm a bright emerald green meteor was sighted travelling towards just east of South. Visible for approx. 2 seconds, broke into two distinct pieces. Sighted from near Taupiri, Waikato, NZ. EE

Meteor in Wellington

2 of us just saw a meteor shoot north over the western hills in Lower Hutt at 9.35pm. Have never seen one before but travelling very fast and was bright. Did anyone else witness?

Humanity Star and meteor

Watched the Humanity Star pass over NZ this evening and, after it had gone out of sight, a meteor...seemed quite low.

Green Ball of light

I saw the same green light on 20/02/2018 from Bristol, TN, that Megiller must have seen in Georgia. I agree that it was around 9:45pm EST or 2:45 GMT in the Eastern or South Eastern Sky. I am glad someone else saw it.

Meteor/meteorite

I saw a decent sized meteor fall from the sky at about 5:15am this morning as I was bringing cows in. It appeared from behind a cloud and was green with a large fire trail. I'm no expert, but judging by the size and the fact that it appeared to hit the earth it didn't seem to be too far away from me, definitely within 100km, however it could've been far enough away that it hit the ocean instead. I was on my farm in between Lorneville and Wallacetown (southland) and the meteor was to my east. Hopefully someone else saw it too.

huge trail in sky

saw a huge red trail in skys over paisley 21/02/2018 at 17;56pm not sure what it was what caused it but there was a really big trail left in sky maybe someone can verify this for me as a meteor or something else.

Green light

Tonight about 9:45 in Thomson, Georgia I saw a huge green light fall from the sky! Shortly after it started to sprinkle but then stopped really quickly.

Lights in the Sky 17/02/2018

Last night at 11.30 a bright burning light came across the sky. We went outside and watched it pass. Then a few minutes later another one did the same thing. My husband thinks they may have been Meteors.

ariel object.

around 11-35pm on16 feb-2018 i saw a flash of light in the sky as i walked into the garden, on looking up i then saw what looked like a pair of lights close together, they illuminated, then faded out, next a single light appeared once then again, followed by a brilliant white flash, like a star burst, this sequence happened 3 times, as the object moved away it continued to pulse with 1 light at approx every 20 secs, it was very high as it passed over Auckland /Grey Lynn,it was definitely a solid object!

Exploding star

Forgot to mention I am in Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand

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