Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Last night there was a reverberating boom over the Old Pueblo and a large meteor shower that lit up the night sky.
The meteor shower took place around 7:11 p.m.
NASA is referring to it as the 900-pound gorilla of meteor showers.
Everyone started freaking out on Twitter:
#tucson I saw the meteor and heard an explosion about 90 seconds later. It was very bright over OV
— Ali Boelts (@AliBoelts) December 11, 2013
Just saw the crazy #meteor in #tucson. Lit up the sky like a camera flash. Heard a faint blast about 4 minutes later. Not sure it's related.
— Jason Canfield (@reeljc) December 11, 2013
A meteor sighting over the AZ skies tonite! A beginning of the Geminid Meteor shower event from dec 13 -18, 2013! pic.twitter.com/lYZcNwev55
— waynesworld photos (@waynedaniels) December 11, 2013
Hey Tucson, did a meteor crash? Asteroid? Aliens?
— ami (@_ami_d) December 11, 2013
Someone recorded the footage from their dash cam near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Just saw a big #meteor in the southwest sky from Tempe #Arizona. Some are saying it was over #Tucson.
— jstonedotorg (@jstonedotorg) December 11, 2013
NASA says this is just the beginning.
People around the world can enjoy what bedazzled Arizonans until at least Monday, NASA said. The Geminid meteor shower this year will be "rich in fire balls."
They can be viewed best from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET.