Meteor lights up the Arizona sky - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Meteor lights up the Arizona sky

Still frame from video shot by John Duhigg of a suspected meteor streaking across Arizona. Still frame from video shot by John Duhigg of a suspected meteor streaking across Arizona.
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Woman thrown from horse airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

    Woman thrown from horse airlifted to hospital with serious injuries

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:22:38 GMT
    Source: Marty HernandezSource: Marty Hernandez

    A woman was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter with serious injuries after being thrown from a horse on Sunday morning, officials said. 

    More >>

    A woman was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter with serious injuries after being thrown from a horse on Sunday morning, officials said. 

    More >>
  • Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:53 GMT
    Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    More >>

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    More >>
  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

    More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Within seconds of the night sky lighting up with what appears to have been a extraordinarily bright meteor, social media also lit up with reported sightings.

From Las Vegas, to Phoenix, to Tucson, Twitter users reported seeing the bright object streak across the horizon. Many also reported hearing a sonic boom. Ali Boelts wrote, "I also heard a big explosion about 90 seconds later west of the city!"

Richard Romero Tweeted, "it lit up the entire sky as I was taking garbage can out front, right over Picture Rocks area heading west."

John Duhigg captured the meteor on video and posted it on YouTube with the caption, "video of a meteor streaking over Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport today at 19:11."

It's not known yet if the meteor hit the ground. Tucson News Now Meteorologist Aaron Pickering believes Tuesday night's meteor could be part of the Geminids meteor shower.

http://meteorshowersonline.com reports, "this meteor shower gets the name "Geminids" because it appears to radiate from the constellation Gemini. An observer in the Northern Hemisphere can start seeing Geminid meteors as early as December 6, when one meteor every hour or so could be visible. During the next week, rates increase until a peak of 50-80 meteors per hour is attained on the night of December 13/14. The last Geminids are seen on December 18, when an observer might see a rate of one every hour or so."

If you captured video or a picture of Tuesday night's meteor, be sure to upload your image at pics.TucsonNewsNow.com.

Copyright 2013. Tucson News Now. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly