Each week on the blog, I’ll pick one viewer photo for the #SkyCandy of the Week award. The prize? Pride! It was the talk of the Grand Canyon State Thursday morning. One Tucsonan captured the meteorite to perfection with his dashcam.
Photographer: Steve Paris
Location: Catalina Foothills, AZ
Date taken: June 2nd, 2016
That’s what they said: So what exactly streaked across the sky? NASA confirmed to News 4 Tucson that it was a meteorite, 10 feet wide and weighing tens of tons. The meteorite broke apart and possibly burned up as it entered the atmosphere. Meteorite hunter are combing areas north of Tucson to find a space rock that could be worth several thousands of dollars.