PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) − What was it? That's the question a lot of people in the southwest are asking this morning.

Californians saw a weird streak in the sky last night and here in Arizona, there were also some strange sightings.

In Arizona, we are used to looking up at the sky and seeing strange oddities. Like the 1997 lights or the couple of times we have caught a SpaceX launch out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

This was none of the above, the only launch was scrubbed, according to the United Launch Alliance.

At 6:45 p.m. Arizona time, Californians saw a strange silvery streaks in the sky in Lake Tahoe, Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area.

The Arizona Department of Transportation caught the strange lights on camera, as well as some clouds.

The National Weather Service says they were caused by a meteor and what we're seeing is a noctilucent cloud. 

It's a very high-level cloud that a meteor can create.


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