Me­teor seen in NZ sky

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

A ME­TEOR spot­ted over New Zealand could have been the size of a desk. Re­ports of a bright flash­ing light in the sky on Tues­day night were re­ceived from Auck­land and as far south as Welling­ton. De­pend­ing on what the me­teor was made up of, it could have been any­where from the size of a hand­bag to as big as a desk, Carter Ob­ser­va­tory pro­grams of­fi­cer John Field said. Eye­wit­ness re­ports de­scribed a very bright blue light which lit up the sky. Po­lice said they re­ceived about a dozen calls from peo­ple con­cerned that the light was an emer­gency flare be­ing set off.

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