Green light streaks across Arizona night sky

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - A streaking green light across the Arizona sky Saturday night created a stir among KOLD News 13 viewers and Facebook friends.

Around 8:15 p.m., viewers called to ask about the light, wondering if it were a meteor, an asteroid or fireworks.

"I would guess it's a meteor, but that's only a guess without actually seeing it," said Stephen Pompea, public information officer for Kitt Peak Observatory.

Pompea, who was traveling this weekend in Colorado, said a meteor shower will be visible in the Southern Arizona sky Wednesday morning.

"The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the best displays of 'shooting stars' all year, will
peak in the hours before dawn," Pompea said. "If you get up early, bundle up warmly, and find dark site with a wide-open view of the clear sky, you might see 1 or 2 meteors per minute during the shower's brief but intense performance."

The light could be seen as far northwest as Prescott in Yavapai County and as far southeast as Douglas in Cochise County, according to News 13 Facebook friends.

"Thought I was seeing things at first, it was amazing!" Suzanne Pickering wrote.

Denise Goldman wrote: "My family and I were enjoying camp fire in Sahuarita. Meteor went from east to west. Very big ... and a beautiful green."

A youtube video shows the light:  Click Here.

Another Youtube video shows the meteor at about :11 in.  Click Here.

A Full fisheye video of the fireball was also captured in New Mexico, you can Click Here.

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