Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, residents in California reported seeing an unusual flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area that left many startled and thrilled.
A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth’s backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size. In a chilling coincidence, a meteor exploded above Russia just hours before the asteroid zoomed past the planet.
Images were captured by sky gazers, showing a fiery streak of light shooting across the sky.
A meteor lit up the night sky Wednesday, and was spotted all across the area.
A bright meteor shower was not just seen with the eyes but it was heard for miles.
A brilliant bright light seen streaking over the Southwestern sky Wednesday night was most likely a fireball — a fragment of an asteroid that entered Earth’s atmosphere, a NASA scientist said.