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Occurred : 4/29/2009 19:20 (Entered as : 04/29/09 19:20)
Reported: 4/28/2009 10:11:00 PM 22:11
Posted: 5/12/2009
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 3.5 seconds
Bluish object looked like a tracer bullet from WW2 footage, and then burst into flames as it moved across the sky to the north.

At approximately 7:20 pm PST (same as Arizona time), before sundown I saw a large bluish object roughly the size of a 1/8 object held on an outstretched arm. It appeared similar to a tracer bullet from WW2 war footage. It moved across the sky directly overhead and terminated to the north. It sort of "hung in the air" for approximately 3-4 seconds. As it approached the Catalina Mountains to the north the object burst into an orange flame for the last second of flight before disappearing behind the mountains. This occurred in Tucson, AZ while I was driving due east and looking approx. or within a few degrees of due north. Object appeared to be falling from the sky, but may have been traveling across the sky.