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SAN DIEGO – A streak of light crossed the San Diego sky Wednesday night leaving thousands of people questioning what it was.

Observatory

File photo of observatory

The flash of light crossed the sky for about 2 seconds around 8 p.m.

The flashes and bright lights that were reported across Central and Southern California on Wednesday night likely were long-lasting meteor streams known as the South Taurids, according to the National Weather Service.

The Taurids are known for having exceptionally bright meteors.

On Wednesday night, people used Twitter and Facebook to describe what resembled a meteor shower, bright lights or fireballs in the sky.

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