A bright fireball was witnessed by several Valley of the Sun residents in the early morning hours of June 2nd, 2016. Reports describe a bright flash of light around 4 AM, and some were awakened by a loud bang.
According to Center Meteorite Curator Laurence Garvie, this could be a single meteor burning up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere, and radar footage shows that meteorites may have fallen to the ground early Thursday morning near the eastern Arizona community of Cibecue.
- Watch video of the fireball here!
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- See the orbit of the fireball, as calculated by NASA, here!
- Did you witness the meteor? If so, report what you saw here!
- Watch news reports featuring the Center here, here, and here!