LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A meteor was spotted breaking up across Southern California’s night skies, and social media lit up with reported sightings.
Video shows the fireball breaking up as it entered the atmosphere.READ MORE: 3 Pop-Up Vaccination Sites To Open In Northeast San Fernando Valley
Meteor over Los Angeles, taken in the Mission Hills/San Fernando Valley area of LA. I got the last 13 seconds of at least a 20 second shooting star #meteor #LAmeteor #LosAngeles #LA #ShootingStar pic.twitter.com/DFeK3psOlE
— Stan Moroncini (@StanMoroncini) January 30, 2020
— kimmy (@renfriiiii) January 30, 2020
— Summer C (@summerrabel) January 30, 2020
There were some who linked the celestial sight to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
i’m sorry but a meteor breaking up in the skies over LA three days after kobe passed???? after everything else?????? excuse me pic.twitter.com/tweFxT298l
— Ken Rosenthot (@dogderthots) January 30, 2020READ MORE: Large Commercial Blaze Erupts In South LA
— camohandle (@camohandle) January 30, 2020
For Angelenos who pride themselves on not getting star struck, the light show was a marvel.
My husband and I are watching Star Wars and out of the corner of my eye, outside our window, I saw a meteor soaring across the sky…Chunks of burning rocks zooming downward toward the ground which faded to black!🔥 🤯 Anyone else in L.A. just see that?!
— Marie Digby (@mariedigby) January 30, 2020
A decent sized meteor breaking up into smaller pieces in the atmosphere just flew across the sky. Crazy! #meteor
— JWT (@JohnTrammell) January 30, 2020
I just saw the dopest meteor shower in the sky rn . It looked unreal . Speechless
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