LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians from Santa Barbara to San Diego have reported seeing a fireball that forecasters said was most likely a meteor streaking across the sky.
The National Weather Service said the sightings that flowed in about 8 p.m. Wednesday were most likely associated with the South Taurids (TOHR-ids) meteor shower that has been especially active in early November. Astronomers said the Taurids don’t bring big numbers of visible meteors but a high percentage of extremely bright ones that look like fireballs.
The American Meteor Society received more than 150 reports from witnesses. The bright flash was visible primarily from Southern California, but people in Arizona, Nevada and Utah also reported seeing the light show, the group said.