A meteroid burned up in the atmosphere early Thursday, producing a fireball that was seen by people across San Diego County. “More than 110 witnesses have reported a large blue-green fireball over Southern California on February 11th around 6:35 a.m. Pacific Time,” the American Meteor Society said online. “The fireball was seen primarily from California, but witnesses from Arizona also reported seeing the fireball.”

The eyewitnesses included Francis French, education director at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park. He saw the meteor while he was driving to work on state Route 94. “The front of the light looked like the arc of a welder’s torch; it was blue and incredibly bright,” he said. “And it had a yellowish tail that was very textured.” READ MORE