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Mysterious light seen across California sky

Posted at 6:37 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 01:57:27-05

A mysterious light was spotted in the sky across California Wednesday night, leaving many people questioning what it was.

NORAD tells NBC affiliate, KNTV, that it is investigating the reports of the light. It says there is no threat to the United States or Canada at this time.

It is possible the light was a meteor or space junk.

There are reports the light was seen in the Bay Area, the Monterey Bay area, and even parts of Nevada.

The reports of the light first surfaced around 5:30 p.m., just minutes before a Delta IV rocket was supposed to launch out of Vandenberg Air Force Base. However, the launch was scrubbed and the base says nothing was launched from its location.

The National Weather Service in Reno posted a time-lapse video showing the light popping up in the sky. The light appears about 9 seconds into the video.

People took to social media to post photos of the mysterious light over the Central Coast and other areas.

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A mysterious light is seen over Pismo Beach (Photo Courtesy: Terry Krelle)
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The mysterious light is seen above San Luis Obispo (Photo Courtesy: Jonathon Carroll)
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Mysterious light seen above Lompoc (Photo Courtesy: Bruce Jones)
Mysterious light seen above Shell Beach (Photo Courtesy: Tamara D. Santos)
Mysterious light seen above Paso Robles (Photo Courtesy :Mandee Fletcher)
Mysterious light seen over Reno. (Photo Courtesy: Eliza Lowe)
Mysterious light seen over North Fork in Madera County (Photo Courtesy: Stan and Carol Eggink)

Video shows the mysterious light over Los Osos (Courtesy: Chance Macaire)

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KSBY is working to confirm what the source of the light was. Stick with KSBY for updates on this developing story.