Meteor Lights Up the Sky Over Northern California
A meteor lit up the skies over the Bay Area in California in what experts say is debris from Halley’s Comet.
Hundreds of residents from Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz called ABC News station KGO-TV, reporting a loud boom, explosions and streaks of light around 7:45 p.m. local time Wednesday.
nasa.com reported that the 2012 Orionid meteor shower is set to peak Saturday night into Sunday morning.
“Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, the source of the Orionids,” Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office said in the nasa.com report.
Excited residents took to Twitter and YouTube to post photos and videos of the streaking comet.