SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of people across Southern California Saturday night reported seeing a bright light shoot across the sky that left behind a blue-green glow.
The U.S. Coast Guard told FOX 5 it was from military testing. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted it was a Naval test fire off the coast.
#OCSDPIO: Light seen in OC sky was confirmed through JWA tower to be a Naval test fire off the coast. No further details.
— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) November 8, 2015
Others believe it was a meteor. As the Taurid Meteor Shower reaches its peak, cosmic fireballs — extremely bright meteors — will sometimes light up the sky, according to AccuWeather.com.
— Ed Rainey (@edrainey) November 8, 2015
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