Meteors create night sky 'fireworks'
7:40AM Tuesday August 26, 2008

Worried star-gazers called the police last night after seeing lights flaring in the night sky above Auckland.

Officers were not sure what caused the flurry of lights, but said the most likely explanation was a meteor shower.

Emergency services fielded five or six phone calls from people worried the lights were from a series of distress flares in the distance.

One woman, who was up the Sky Tower when the lights appeared about 9pm, said it was like seeing "fireworks going in the wrong direction".

From here.