Meteor over Phoenix
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Residents in Phoenix observed what appeared to be a bright meteor flying across the night sky on Tuesday.

City officials in Phoenix tweeted about the event at around 11:30 p.m., calling it "something brilliant," after a security camera captured the sight.

Witnesses reported seeing a bright fireball-like flash in the sky.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) said it received more than 200 reports of a fireball meteor seen above New York on Saturday night, AMS said.

That fireball was seen primarily from New York and Pennsylvania, but was also seen from Michigan, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, Delaware, Connecticut, West Virginia, Vermont, Ontario and QuƩbec.

It's no surprise that residents were able to clearly spot the fireball, since a fireball is brighter than the planet Venus, according to the AMS.