|Occurred : 4/25/2009 23:03 (Entered as : 04/25/2009 23:03)
Reported: 4/26/2009 1:15:19 AM 01:15
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
|Meteorite falls in Mohave County Arizona, bright flash observed over horizon.
On April 25, 2009 at 23:03 Hours, I was driving home from my place of work on Highway 68. I was heading eastbound towards Kingman, Az. . I was approximately one mile West of Landon Drive. Just past the last run away truck ramp.
Directly in front of me, I observed what appeared to be a very large shooting star near the horizon line directly in front of me (Over the black mountains.) The falling star was very bright and lasted for approximately three seconds. It appeared to be falling in and West to East direction. The coloration of the falling star was a bright greenish color.
The falling star appeared to pass behind the mountain range from my point of view. Approximately one or two seconds later, I observed a large flash that illuminated the eastern horizon behind the mountains for less than a second. The flash was similar to heat lighting.
This lead me to believe that the object actually struck the ground. Or, can falling meteorites cause lightning bursts? The sky was clear all day, and I observed no lightning prior.