Security camera captures meteor over Phoenix

A Phoenix security camera captured the moment a meteor entered the atmosphere on Nov. 14, 2017 (City of Phoenix Photo)
A Phoenix security camera captured the moment a meteor entered the atmosphere on Nov. 14, 2017 (City of Phoenix Photo)

PHOENIX (KXAN/NBC) — Residents in Arizona’s capital city who looked up last night saw a bright flash in the sky.

A meteor passed by overhead — lasting just a few seconds as it careened into the atmosphere and burned up. A City of Phoenix security camera caught the moment on video.

The American Meteor Society says it received 85 reports of a “fireball” seen over Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah around 8:28 p.m. It says although the Taurid Meteor Shower is going on, this particular event wasn’t related to it.

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