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Will on 19/04/2024 10:15am

18/04/24 7.55pm

Saw a very light blue/white with a tail of light streaming downward whilst driving down Tram Road eastbound. Never seen anything like it.

Shannon Wallace on 18/04/2024 11:34pm

At about 7:50pm on the 18th I saw what looked exactly like a meteorite low in the sky very bright with a long tail. I was standing in Christchurch city central looking toward the pacific ocean. I watched other people on the block stop and walk on to the street staring at the sky who assume seen it too.

Ski on 19/04/2024 12:05am

Yes bro 100 percent , I was driving from rolleston heading towards the city on motorway , that thing was in the sky for at least a few seconds , looked like the tail had a nice blue colour in and around it , .. wicked sight …

joaquin on 18/04/2024 11:58am

Spotted a bright green meteor shooting from across the Hutt Valley heading in the Wainuiomata hill road / Eastbourne direction as viewed from Petone at 11:45ish pm

Grant Walker on 18/04/2024 12:20pm

Saw same green light from bayview Napier while driving back to Hastings. Was in an easterly direction of our location.

Aleisha Manuel on 19/04/2024 3:19am

Viewed out our window 11:45pm last night, 18th April approx 42°northeast from our North Canterbury home. Green bright ball with large tail

Jill on 18/04/2024 8:24am

Bright green shape falling to earth, only saw it for a couple of seconds, southeast over Medway river, Awatere Valley

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