January 7 2019 11:46am

Mysterious object spotted in skies over New Zealand likely a Russia military satellite

A “meteor” spotted streaking across the New Zealand sky Saturday evening, January 5, was likely a defunct Russian military satellite returning to Earth. The re-entry created quite the show at a cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Mount Maunganui, where several observers captured video as the object broke apart on its way down.

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