Fireball Streaking Across Phoenix Lights Up The Sky
The city government of Phoenix caught something rather extraterrestrial on its city camera which turned the night sky into daylight. A mysterious bright flash tore across the Phoenix sky sparking fresh fears of UFOs and alien invaders. Watch what the Phoenix City Cam captured on November 14th, 2017 at 8:30pm. Definitely a meteor?
Astronomers say that this fireball was a tiny chunk of space rock burning up in our atmosphere.
The remarkable object was spotted by numerous people in the area, with reports streaming in from Arizona and the surrounding states, including California, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.
Something brilliant flew across the Phoenix sky and was captured on camera. The stunning video, captured with a Nest security camera, shows the moment an object appears over the city. At first appears a tiny orb in the night sky, before quickly blossoming to become a massive flash that illuminates the clouds.
Astronomers say the bright light that streaked across the night sky Tuesday was "almost certainly" a meteor. A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of Earth or another planet. When the object enters the atmosphere, various factors like friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate that energy. It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star.