Bay City News Service
A bright light that appeared in the Bay Area sky at 5:30 Thursday morning was likely a fireball, a local astronomer said.
"It was widely spotted," said Ben Burress, an astronomer at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland.
Fireballs are meteors that explode, becoming highly visible. Burress said the brilliant event was not related to any meteor shower and that fireball sightings are "rogue events" and fairly rare.
It is close to impossible to measure or track fireballs since they happen so sporadically, Burress said.
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