A bright flash ripped across Phoenix, Arizona’s night sky last night, terrifying residents. The mysterious flash was caught on security cameras as concerned onlookers watched.
The remarkable bright 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.
“Subtle” would be far from the correct way to describe that bright flash of light streaking downward. But, based on the fact that it is “falling” from the sky, scientists say that it was more than likely nothing more than a big hunk of space junk burning up in the atmosphere.
But that didn’t stop people from taking to social media to share their experiences with the world. “Something BRILLIANT just flew across the Phoenix sky around 8:30 this evening!” the City of Phoenix, AZ tweeted last night.” Check out what our Phoenix City Cam Captured! Look to the right of this screen.”
Something BRILLIANT just flew across the Phoenix sky around 8:30 this evening! Check out what our Phoenix City Cam captured! Look to the right of this screen……#Meteor #Citycam #PHX pic.twitter.com/T3Zys30gXR
— City of Phoenix, AZ (@CityofPhoenixAZ) November 15, 2017
According to the American Meteor Society, this week alone has several sources of meteoric activity, leading to fireball sightings all around the world. In the span of just ten hours between November 14 and 15, there were four major sightings, with events in France and Germany, and two parts of the US. Some have suggested that the Taurid meteor shower, which peaked last weekend, may be to blame. But, as for the Arizona flash, the experts say this is not the case.
“Both branches of the Taurids are most notable for colorful fireballs and are often responsible for an increased number of fireball reports from September through November,” according to AMS. “The first analysis conducted by former IMO president Dr. Juergen Rendtel of the Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam from the raw data shows that the events that occurred over Arizona and France cannot be linked to the Taurids: the Arizona event was moving from North-West to South-East while the French event was moving from North-East to South-West.”
Instead, the Arizona fireball may have come from one of the other many meteor sources. The Leonid meteor shower, for example, is set to peak this weekend and has been active since the beginning of the month.
November is going to be an interesting month for those interested in celestial events. Go here for a rundown of what to expect in the second half of the month.
Meteors HAVE been streaking across the sky here the last couple of days. Saw one the other night coming in from the SE heading NW. That one had a telltale green tail indicating the presence of copper.
Like this one, it appeared to burn up upon entering the atmosphere. Nothing to see here. Nothing at all. And no, it’s not pieces of Nibiru. 🙂
A piece of the piece of crap Chinese space station?
Probably a gigantic gas ball from all the beaners breaking wind.
It was Hillary on her broom doing a strafing run.
thats the best one yet
“Old Bag Crop Duster”
that is in my mind the best one too
The green light trail is her envy trail
Nope just all the white trash with their lighters
Couldn’t be anything the blacks or brownies put up there. They don’t have the aptitude.
SOYO, watch your mouth about white people.
I don’t care what it is – I’m blaming McCain ….
It’s called a Bolide.
a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere.
I once seen a satellite that entered the atmosphere at 6am or so over the NE about 16-20 years ago. One large fireball. I never confused it with any alien thing as it appeared unusual but acceptably normal; it did not change direction. I think it was reported that it impacted in the New England states or New York state.
Fake News. Meteorites, space debris, and space junk hardly qualifies as an alien invasion.
Oh shit the sky is falling. Time to refill my growler.
Classic Meteor. The Russian one was a lot bigger or moving a lot faster. Still not big enough to hit the ground, though.
Bolide! Russia had a “Super Bolide” in 2014.
About 4-5 years ago, Nasa published a report that our Solar System was moving into a part of the Milky Way Galaxy where the chances of coming across rogue planets, even stationary ones, and rocks, asteroids, etc. and the chances of the earth being hit was rising.
Most would sneer that these reports of meteorites were part of The Nibiru Menace and probably right.
On the other hand, suppose they were the leading pieces of an inbound asteroid?
Reports such as this are being reported all over The Northern Hemisphere. Just reported a meteorite passing over Finland.
Spaceweather.com reported on a large meteor landing on Finland. It was part of the debris from Comet Enoke. That comet’s debris is the basis of the annual Taurid meteor shower.
Well now, it seems like it is not so much “unexplained” as “commonly understood.”
I quit visiting the “Daily Sheeple Inquirer” because of this type of mindless drivel. A visit to the “Woodpile Report”
quickly demonstrates the availability of many thoughtful websites for our consideration. It is quickly becoming obvious that SHTFP has nothing to do with prepping any longer.