Location of Sighting: Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Date of Sighting: September 16, 2018
Time of Sighting: 8:45 PM Local Time
Description: A bright green emerald colored orb/ball dropped from very high altitude at great speed into a dark cloud and disappeared instantly. At that speed it should have gone through the cloud within a split of a second and hit the ground or sea, but it somehow extinguished at that moment or stopped dead because it never came through the bottom of the cloud. My wife and I were on holiday and sat in a hot tub a few miles inland on the Island of Anglesey facing southwest in the general direction of Rhosneigr on Sunday 16th September 2018. Unfortunately due to being in a hot tub we never thought to make a note of the time, but we think that the time was about 8.45 PM local time. The night sky in that direction was fairly brightly lit by the moon (first quarter, approximately 46%) so although it was night time we could clearly see the dark cloud which the green orb dropped into without passing through it. I am very familiar with viewing the night sky and astrophotography. However I can honestly say that I have never seen anything like that in all my life. In my opinion it was definitely not a shooting star, meteor or atmospheric phenomenon and it was not a flare, nor aircraft lights or laser projected light. The orb had no streaks, sparks, fire, or tail. It appeared to be perfectly circular with a uniform bright intensity of emerald green.
Note: A search of the American Meteor Society (AMS) database did not show any fireball (meteor) reports in the United Kingdom on Sep 16, 2018. However, this does not mean that the above sighting was not a meteor. It just means that no reports were sent to the AMS.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.