So an hour ago (9pm Monday) I was taking out the garbage when I noticed a flying object – appeared to be burning – in the sky kind of hovering around. My initial thought was some sort of balloon with a latern suspended below it. I called out to some family members to come look and the object started to accelerate southwards (I’m in Palmerston). It floated across the sky then sped up. As it accelerated it appeared more like a rocket with an afterburner though it then slowed again and burned away until it flickered out of sight into the distance. A handy mobile was not sensitive enough to pick anything up. It was difficult to tell if it was really close or really far away. My guess it was some sort of science experiment.
Did anyone else see anything aside from us?