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Originally posted by pazcat
Sounds like a tumbling irridium flare or as mentioned the nanosail d.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by ahnggk
Has'nt this area been subjected to small earthquakes of late? There's more coming in June for NZ in this region plus Taupo and CHCH region but nothing to worry about.
Originally posted by BigfootNZ
Ive seen hundreds of what the OP is talking about over the last 10 years where i live in the Waikato (right on the edge of a small rural town) since we have very low light pollution (the milkyway even on a half moon night is fully visible arcing over the sky) its good for seeing many meteors, flares and satellites every night.
What your seeing OP is for the most part point meteors... basically the meteor is hitting the atmosphere perpendicular to the direction you are looking as such all you see is a point of flashing light that lasts a very brief time.