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Meteor seen across the state on Wednesday night

Posted at 7:34 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 01:51:55-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — There was a strange sight in the sky Wednesday night, which caught people's eyes from across the state. Initially it was thought to have been a cloud, but according to the National Weather Service, the strange formation may have been a meteorite.

The National Weather Service Reno said that according to reports, it appears that the light was likely a meteor or space debris entering the atmosphere.

According to our sister station KABC, in Southern California, the director of the Griffith Observatory, Dr. Edwin Krupp confirmed that it was a bolide meteor that entered the Earth's atmosphere.

The sight wasn't isolated to just Kern County, people from Sacramento and the San Francisco area also reported seeing the bright light appear across the sky.

Footage below shows what looks like a meteor falling from the sky.

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