A shooting meteor flashed across the night sky in California, Monday, dazzling onlookers and even managing to videobomb one astonished woman.The luminous fireball, described by a number of eyewitnesses as “green”, streaked over San Diego, California at around 9pm local time, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).
#Fireball over #SanDiego last night - Videos & map -https://t.co/aHhU5c0jYN https://t.co/82AKtZa4go #citizenscience pic.twitter.com/1xp8ErKmLi— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) April 11, 2017
The group received reports of more than 260 event sightings, primarily from San Diego but also from Los Angeles, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.San Diego Fireball - New Video - https://t.co/aHhU5c0jYN https://t.co/TGJIRkKunR via #citizenscience #ams pic.twitter.com/4lzbvPeM4f— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) April 11, 2017
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Bright fireball over San Diego, California https://t.co/hmi2PZqyIr #meteor #fireball #SanDiego #California #Arizona— The Watchers (@TheWatchers_) April 11, 2017
She later said on social media that she thought the blazing meteor was “coming” for her.
The AMS suggested that Demi may even have earned the distinction of becoming the “first human videobombed by a fireball.”
Only seven witnesses so far heard either a concurrent or a delayed sound, according to the AMS. Demi said that, while the meteor seemed very close, she heard nothing from it.
The meteor triggered reports of an airplane crash in Hesperia, California, but no wreckage was reported, ABC7 said.
Several social media users reported catching a glimpse of the spectacular shooting meteor while others shared footage of the celestial event.
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Meteor Activity Outlook for April 8-14, 2017 - https://t.co/qPNFac0qAH #ams #citizenscience pic.twitter.com/a0nB4CCYlx— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) April 6, 2017