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Occurred : 12/25/2010 21:00 (Entered as : 12/25/10 21:00)
Reported: 12/25/2010 12:33:32 AM 00:33
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Paihia (New Zealand),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:4 minutes
Fast moving bright firey light, slowed then disappeared rapidly into atmosphere

Light to north-northwest heading east over Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Appeared to be below cloud level. Moving fast initially, hint of red light, slowed right down so it seemed not to be moving. Suddenly moved away on steep trajectory (about 60 degrees off horizon) and disappeared very fast, within 5 seconds.