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Large meteor streaks across Bay Area, thrilling stargazers

Original post made on Oct 18, 2012

A large meteor streaked across the night sky last night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area.

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Posted by Saw it in Pleasanton
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

It appeared to be high in the sky, heading north, horizontally.
Saw it thru a high window from inside the house. It looked like a huge ball of fire, trailing flame. Thought it might've been a rocket.

Glad to hear what it was. Thanks Weekly!

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Posted by doug
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

Yes, saw it wiz by burning up and leaving a smoke trail for a few minutes. Truly amazing.