Residents from Sacramento to Los Angeles and Las Vegas reported seeing mysterious lights streaking across the night sky.
The flashes of light spurred numerous calls into the CBS2/KCAL9 newsroom from residents in Lennox, Lancaster, Adelanto and Riverside. The lights were also visible in other states, including Utah, and spurred a flood of reports and video on social media.
Huge asteroid shooting star thing entering atmosphere over Vegas. July 27th 2016 9:40 p.m. pic.twitter.com/djdR3Xu6En
— Trevor Kerr (@AdmiralTrevMan) July 28, 2016
Witnesses said the ball of fire in the sky lasted about 30 seconds.
The National Weather Service told Weathercaster Jackie Johnson, who also witnessed the lights, that the incident was not weather-related.
— yoon sul (@yoonicorn213) July 28, 2016
Meanwhile, Vandenberg Air Force Base also told CBS Los Angeles they did not have a launch Wednesday night.
As of 11 p.m., there was no official word on what caused the mysterious lights, though the annual delta aquarids meteor showers were peaking. source