Taurids Surprise Californians

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The North American Aerospace Defense Command says that a streak of light that raced across the California sky was due to the Taurids meteor shower.

    A streak of light races across the Los Angeles sky yesterday prompting people to hit the telephone lines to report the sighting.  No, it wasn’t a spaceship or aliens.  The North American Aerospace Defense Command said it’s most likely the South Taurids meteor shower that typically dazzles viewers this time in November each year.  They said the meteors likely come from Comet Encke that pass through the inner solar system once every 3 years.  One witness said that he saw “this big, greenish flash like, light up the sky.” Like that’s totally awesome!