A meteor was spotted in the United States, hurtling 17k miles above Earth. People in the Bay Area saw a fireball flying across the sky last night around 7:45 p.m. local time. Check out video of the meteor flying over San Francisco, California!

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Click here to see video of the meteor in Russia that injured more than 1,000 people.