Bay Area Meteor on December 19, 2018, photographed by David Smoyer from the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.
Credit: David Smoyer
Lots of people have to admire and puzzle over, the fireball that blew up from the northern California coast just after sunset on Wednesday 1
People as far south as Anaheim and as far north as Oregon City of Medford saw the meteor or track it left behind, according to an observation map presented by the American Meteor Society (AMS). It tracked linged in the sky for a while – long enough to be turned by winds in high altitude in a strange cork screw shape, which meant that some people on Twitter would speculate that it was a counterpart of a vehicle of some kind.  The sky show was visible far in the east as well. For example, David Smoyer saw it from the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. [The Brilliant California Fireball of Dec. 19, 2018 in Photos]