The Leonid meteor shower is born from the debris of comet 55P/ Tempel-Tuttle.
Some have suggested that the Taurid meteor shower, which peaked last weekend, may be to blame.
For the Arizona flash, however, the experts say this is not the case.
The remarkable object was spotted by numerous people in the area, with reports streaming in from Arizona and the surrounding states, including California, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.
The stunning video, captured with a Nest security camera, shows the moment an object appears over the city.
The Leonid meteor shower, for example, is set to peak this weekend and has been active since the beginning of the month.