A bright daylight fireball was seen over Arizona, U.S. at around 18:48 UTC on November 6, 2022 (11:47 MST). The event was recorded on video and registered by GOES-East and -West satellites.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 89 witness reports from users in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.1
An analysis of their accounts, folding in constraints from a couple of videos of the meteor, indicates that it first became visible 85 km (53 miles) above a point west of Grand Canyon Junction in Arizona.2
The object moved to the northwest at 82 000 km/h (51 000 mph) and covered a distance of 50 km (31 miles) before disintegrating at an altitude of 55 km (34 miles), according to NASA Meteor Watch.
The Geostationary Lightning Mappers onboard the GOES-16 and GOES-17 satellites also detected the event.
Unfortunately, the currently available data are not sufficiently precise to determine whether this fireball was a member of the ongoing Taurid meteor shower.
1 AMS event #8152-2022 – American Meteor Society – November 6, 2022
2 Dylight fireball over Arizona at around 18:48 UTC on November 6, 2022 – NASA Meteor Watch – November 7, 2022
Featured image: Daylight fireball over Arizona at around 18:48 UTC on November 6, 2022. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East, RAMMB/CIRA, The Watchers
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!