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Footage of big meteor over Nelson, New Zealand 

Located the only known source of footage of this meteor, uploaded here for your viewing pleasure in HD. 8 seconds long.

"Anton Jelinek spotted the phenomenon from Wakefield in Tasman
District.
"It started out green, and the progressed through red and orange
to a very bright white," he said.
"It left a white trial which lasted for a few minutes.""

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/suspected-meteor-seen-in-nz-skies-4812717

Footage credit to youtube.com/MrJimmyWright

Additional info from LL members:

Buzz1964:
Kappa Serpentids: Radiant--near Corona Borealis . 4 or 5 per hour from Apr. 1 to 7.

Kid_Icaras_79:
As layers of the meteoroid are stripped off and ionized, the color of
the light emitted may change according to the layering of minerals. Some
of the possible colours and the compounds responsible for them are:
orange/yellow (sodium); yellow (iron); blue/green (copper); purple
(potassium); and red (silicate).

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Added: Apr-2-2012 Occurred On: Apr-2-2012
By: N4CR
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Regional News
Tags: meteor, meteorite, footage, re-entry, space, junk, Ra, did, poos
Location: Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand (load item map)
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