Mysterious light seen in California sky prompts speculation

A bright falling object seen in the sky of northern California on Wednesday puzzled many onlookers.

People shared photos and videos of the object on social media, wondering what it was and tagging Nasa in their posts.

Many pointed out it wouldn't be a rocket because the scheduled launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket in Southern California on Wednesday evening had been cancelled.

The National Weather Service (NWS) Bay Area tweeted a photo of the light and gave their two cents. "Still not 100% certain, but evidence is growing the object seen was a meteor. A meteor can create a very high level cloud called a noctilucent [night-shining] cloud", they wrote.

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