In 2013, the thin waxing crescent moon will set at early evening on November 4, leaving dark skies for the peak night of the South Taurid meteor shower.And still, we were clearly unprepared. Scientist Laura Danly told CBS Los Angeles the "meteoroids" are essentially space rocks burning up as they enter our atmosphere. The show inspired some to circulate allegedly fake photos, while others shared the real thing. Here's some of the local response on Twitter.
Fake Photos of Meteor Over Los Angeles Being Circulated on Twitter http://t.co/ddqOYXNSti— Zachary Stieber (@ZackStieber) November 7, 2013
A meteor or fireball or promo for Call of Duty: Ghosts flew over Los Angeles tonight.— Jill Kushner (@TheJillKushner) November 7, 2013
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Photo of Meteor that just flew over Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/TEKM0kQSYt""— MIB** (@AntresMavra) November 7, 2013