Meteor lights up the night sky over Phoenix

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PHOENIX (NBC News Channel) -- A bright flash over the city of Phoenix on Tuesday.

Courtesy: City of Phoenix / NBC News Channel

It was a meteor that lit the night sky.

Witnesses say it lasted just a couple of seconds.

The american meteor society had 85 reports of a fireball seen over Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah at 8:28 P.M. local time.