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(CBS NEWS) -- The sky put on a show for residents of several western states Wednesday night and early Thursday, as meteors that looked like fireballs produced bright flashes.
The National Weather Service told CBS Los Angeles station KCBS-TV a South Taurid meteor shower is under way. South Taurids are known for their dramatic fireballs.
People across Southern California were calling authorities and media outlets saying they'd seen bright flashes and fireballs in the sky.
Sightings were also reported in Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
One was caught on video by a KCBS viewer's home security cameras in Sylmar.
"At first I thought it might be fireworks," he said. "It was kind of greenish, and it was large. And then it broke apart."
He added, "I've never seen anything like that before."
Another KCBS viewer said she was driving west on a freeway when she looked up and saw a large fireball.
"I thought it was a plane," she said, "but it was too fast." Continue reading via CBS News...