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'Gorgeous' green meteor lights up New Zealand skies

Night owls across the country were treated to a meteor display that lit up the sky last night.

Last night Weatherwatch.co.nz received dozens of reports of the astronomical phenomenon, reports The Dominion Post.

Eyewitnesses described the meteor as green with a white tail.

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A Manawatu resident who witnessed the spectacle told The Dominion Post: "It was gorgeous. I've seen shooting stars before high up in the sky, but this was a granddaddy one."

The meteor was also spotted in the sky above Auckland and Wellington.