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Old 27-12-2018, 07:32 PM
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Meteorite over Whangarei, Northland, NZ

Hi folks,

Just saw a bright orange glowing meteorite being visible as a standing streak for several seconds, then breaking apart into approx. 5-8 pieces and each burning up individually near Whangarei, Northland, NZ 35 Deg South, 174 Deg East.
Time of observtion: approx. 22:10 NZ Daylight Saving Time
Visible location: northwest from vantage point
Trajectory: south west to north east

It all happened when I left our hotel room to make a phone call and look into the night sky.

Have you seen the same from somewhere else? Can we nail down its trajectory, size and wether itís a known object (maybe a satellite?).

Look forward to reading from others.

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Max, have you reported this to the AMS (American Meteor Society) their database does not have any other reports of this one.
Sounds like a fantastic sighting....

https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/memb...o/report_intro
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Hi Kunama,

Thanks for the link. I was unaware. Will update the sighting.

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