MessageToEagle.com – A strange unknown object has been see over the skies in New Zealand.
It remains unclear whether the object was a comet, a meteor, an asteroid, a piece of space junk, or something else…
According to some witnesses it was a very bright, spectacular light, most probably a meteor, but the opinions vary.
A Nelson eyewitness described the object as an “unbelievable” green, orange and white ball flying past at “super speed”, leaving behind a massive trail that lasted for nearly 10 minutes before dissipating. A Hanmer Springs resident said they heard “a loud boom” about two minutes after it streaked past.
“Not sure if hit the ground or sonic boom, perhaps the latter, very exciting! Much more exciting than putting the washing out.”
A Wellingtonian said the meteor was “full on magnesium bright and flaming”, while another said it was “almost fluorescent and very intense”.
“Like an arc welder torch, it seemed VERY close and low to us, was waiting for the bang it seemed so close and bright, but obviously moving at tremendous speed. I have never seen anything like this!”
Residents took many pictures of the object clearly visible in the sky.
The Rescue Coordination Centre described it as a contrail, he said.
The sighting took place on April 2, 2012, in Wellington and Christchurch.