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Tucson driver catches amazing shot of meteor on dashcam video

Tucson driver catches amazing shot of meteor on dashcam video

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A Tucson driver captured dashcam video of a meteor burning up as it entered Earth's atmosphere over Arizona early Thursday morning.

Steven Paris was driving to work when he caught the meteor on his dashcam. In the video that he posted to Facebook, Paris is headed north on Swan Road near River Road just before 4 a.m. when a fireball lights up the sky to daylight in front of him.

An expert in meteorites told the AP that the bright flashing light looks like a single meteor.

Radar footage shows that meteorites may have fallen to the ground early Thursday near the eastern Arizona community of Cibecue, said Laurence Garvie, curator of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University.

Media reports say the boom and flash were noticed shortly before 4 a.m. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The Arizona Geological Survey's seismic network didn't pick up any impacts.

Michael Conway of the survey says that could mean the meteor broke up in the sky and that the impacts of any remnants were too small to be recorded.

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