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This image taken with a meteorite tracking device developed by George Varros, shows a meteorite as it enters Earth's atmosphere during the Leonid meteor shower November 19, 2002.
Residents of Southern California were treated to a rare sight last light, when a bright streak of light flashed across the sky. Witnesses began reporting the sighting about 8 p.m. -- some as far away as San Diego -- and took to Twitter with their questions and testimonies.
The National Weather Service says the fiery light is most likely linked to the South Taurids meteor shower that is especially active this time of the year.
Ed Krupp, Director of Griffith Observatory and an astronomer