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Topic # 226037 18-Dec-2017 01:11
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It's a warm, crystal clear night here. I can see thousands of stars very clearly with the naked eye as we have almost no light pollution. Not a cloud to be seen for miles.

 

As I was taking the dogs out before bed, I just saw massive white flashes (4) way off  illuminating the horizon towards the south. There was no sound whatsoever.

 

What was it? Lightening very far away?

 

 

 

Probably not related, but also a lot of shooting stars this evening.






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  Reply # 1920916 18-Dec-2017 01:22
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There has been Lightning around the Central Plateau as well as South Canterbury in the past few hours


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  Reply # 1920917 18-Dec-2017 01:25
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It is probably related. As shooting stars are space rocks entering earths atmosphere at high speed and burning up.

There was one in Auckland that I witnessed, which briefly lit up everything like daylight. Happened a few years ago.

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found Herald article.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11400450





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Weren't there meteor showers forecast?

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/99836887/how-to-see-one-of-new-zealands-best-meteor-showers-of-the-year

 

 





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  Reply # 1921106 18-Dec-2017 09:37
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It's lightning. Seen it plenty of times in SC and what always feels weird is there is no thunder (because of the distance presumably).


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  Reply # 1921117 18-Dec-2017 09:55
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Definitely UFOs.

 

 





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  Reply # 1921120 18-Dec-2017 10:00
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Tom Cruise showing the Thetan ship where to land?




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  Reply # 1921124 18-Dec-2017 10:08
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Rickles:

Tom Cruise showing the Thetan ship where to land?



That was my first thought too.





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  Reply # 1921125 18-Dec-2017 10:12
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A bad LSD trip? tongue-out


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  Reply # 1921138 18-Dec-2017 10:44
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  Reply # 1921145 18-Dec-2017 10:56
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Geektastic:

 

It's a warm, crystal clear night here. I can see thousands of stars very clearly with the naked eye as we have almost no light pollution. Not a cloud to be seen for miles.

 

As I was taking the dogs out before bed, I just saw massive white flashes (4) way off  illuminating the horizon towards the south. There was no sound whatsoever.

 

What was it? Lightening very far away?

 

 

 

Probably not related, but also a lot of shooting stars this evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where is here?

 

We live in a rather long country...


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