Officials said a bright light that streaked across the skies of Southern California Tuesday night was space debris from a Russian rocket and not a meteor.
The mysterious flash of light dove through the sky for about 10 minutes and was reported by hundreds on social media around 6 p.m.
“It’s all over Facebook and it’s pretty crazy to see because you always wonder what’s really going on,” said one person.
In fact, people in Indio, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Corona, and Irvine all reported seeing the light, which was also spotted in Arizona and Nevada. Even folks at KOVR-TV in Sacramento reported seeing the strange light.