Green Meteor Fireball Streaks over Southern California Skies
April 27, 2016 ·
Southern California residents took to social media after a streak of green light was seen falling from the sky Tuesday night. A news photographer’s dashcam captured the streak as it fell over the downtown Los Angeles area around 10 p.m.
Dr. Edwin C. Krupp, astronomer and director of Griffith Observatory, said it was not clear what the streak was exactly. Krupp said based on the description, the phenomenon is a fairly common occurrence where material from outer space heats up, like a meteor.
He said it also could be debris from a previous launch.
NBC4 viewers called into the station from San Bernardino County and beyond to report seeing the curious ball of light.