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On Sunday, a strange and rare daytime meteor was visible from northern Nevada as far south as Orange County, according to the National Weather Service.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, CA (Catholic Online) - A fireball was seen in the daytime sky at about 8 a.m. It moved from the north down to the southwest as there were callers from Sacramento and Winnemucca south to the OC.
In Nevada, a flash was accompanied by a sonic boom that was so loud, it set off burglar alarms at a Walmart store. Much of Los Angeles was covered with clouds at the time, however the NWS office in Sacramento reported that the meteor was seen in Orange County.
The meteor comes as Earth makes its annual passage through one of several rubble fields in space, which cause meteor showers. The "Lyrid" meteor shower peaked at sunrise yesterday morning, as astronomers had predicted.
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