People across Arizona, California witness strange light beam across the sky

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If the light you saw was in the east and not in the west, it may have been the northern Taurid meteor shower."
 
It happens every year, and those bright lights are called "fireballs."
 
They are meteors, or debris from a comet called "En-key."
 
They're moving 15-20 thousand miles an hour, incinerating as they move through the sky. 
 
They are very bright, even though there aren’t a lot of them. We spoke to Dr. Sky earlier about the meteor shower, and here’s what he had to say.
 
“These are bigger than most meteors…size of pebbles…even larger and brighter in the sky."
 
You’ll be able to see those fireballs for the next 4 to 5 days. So keep your eyes on the Eastern sky for the next few days. It’s nice and clear so you’ll likely see more of the fireballs again.
 
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