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Meteor shower creates loud 'boom' over Northern California

April 23, 2012 |  8:07 am

People were still talking Monday about a meteor shower over Northern California that created a loud "boom" heard and felt across much of the region.

A meteor streaked across the sky Sunday when it apparently broke up above the Earth, sending the sound reverberating across the area, said Stefanie Henry, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Sacramento.

The National Weather Service received reports of the sound across Northern California, and even as far south as Orange County, she said.

Though the peak of the shower was Saturday evening, beams of light will probably be visible for several days.

However, light pollution around large cities such as Los Angeles may make it difficult to catch a glimpse, Henry said.

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