|Occurred : 6/13/2016 22:30 (Entered as : 6/13/2016 22:30)
Reported: 6/14/2016 9:41:02 AM 09:41
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Bright circular light over North Phoenix, then disappears.
My view is of North Phoenix, looking north over Deer Valley Airport. Object a bright light moving from North to South/Southeast at piper cub speed, 8K to 10K ft. Definitely not jet speed. As it got closer, the clarity of the light led me to believe it was a helicopter, and as I waited to see red/green lights the following happened over five seconds: the object, now almost directly overhead, slowed slightly, and emitted a smaller bright ball/streak of light in front of it, and then both faded and disappeared.
Most certainly not a meteor - way too slow - I have been watching the skies since I was a kid. No sound. That was it. I checked my eyes and glasses, and it was gone. Cloudless night, slight breeze, warm but not hot. A few moments later, a helicopter, which was certainly audible, came in the same direction, perhaps trying to follow it?