|Occurred : 3/15/2008 22:40 (Entered as : 03/15/2008 22:40)
Reported: 3/15/2008 11:49:49 PM 23:49
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Duration:Less than 2 sec
|Green light in night sky moving incredibly fast over Phoenix Arizona 031508 22:40 hrs.
At approximately 22:40 hours, I was southbound on 51st Avenue in Phoenix, Az. I had just turned onto 51st Ave from Indian School Road and had travel about 200 feet. I had my radio on, and it was playing rather loudly. Over the sound of the music, I thought I heard a ‘pop’ or a ‘rumble’, and looked up into the night sky. It was dark and cloudy. From behind me, up in the sky, a very bright green light shot through the sky, also going southbound, and traveled very far and very fast. I have never seen anything move that fast. This entire incident lasted less than two seconds. I would estimate that it went as far as South Mountain before disappearing in the sky. The green light was about the size of a dime coin if I was to hold it above me against the windshield, and did not get much smaller than that in overall size as it moved away from me. There was no tail, no trailing smoke or anything one might associate with a meteorite. It was not a solid ball of light; it had points of light, like a star in the sky. It moved incredibly fast, in a straight line, it did not arc towards the earth; it remained elevated in the sky, and disappeared in the distance like a light going out.
This was fascinating and beautiful to see. It was incredibly fast, and from the distance that I estimate it traveled, I don’t think we have anything publicly known that can travel that fast. I believe other people in cars behind me saw this as well. I suspect it was a meteorite, but it was just an awesome sight, and cannot explain the lack of an arc or a tail if it was.