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NewsBreaker Headlines, Dec. 12, 2012

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Meteor Fireball Burns Through the Skies Above Northern California

NewsBreakerOct 18 '12

From A meteor lit up the skies over the Bay Area in California in what experts say is debris from Halley’s Comet. Hundreds of residents from Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz calledABC News station KGO-TV, reporting a loud boom, explosions and streaks of light around 7:45 p.m. local time Wednesday. reported that the 2012 Orionid meteor shower is set to peak Saturday night into Sunday morning. “Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, the source of the Orionids,” Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office said in the report. Excited residents took to Twitter and YouTube to post photos and videos of the streaking comet. “Happened to look over, saw like a crescent shaped object, reddish orange in color,” Edward Pierce told KGO. “As it went away it started getting larger. Kind of expanding.”