Mysterious light spotted over Southern California, social media explodes

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LOS ANGELES — Multiple witnesses on Saturday evening reported seeing an unexplained light in the skies above Southern California.

Residents reported seeing the bright phenomenon in Anaheim, Temecula, Rancho Palos Verdes and Santa Monica.

Kern County Fire Department told CBS Los Angeles the light was caused by a test rocket launched at Edwards Air Force Base. However, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is saying the light was a Naval test fire off the coast.

Hundreds of photos and videos have been shared on social media.

#OCSDPIO: Light seen in OC sky was confirmed through JWA tower to be a Naval test fire off the coast. No further details.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) November 8, 2015

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#Breaking: Kern County Fire Dept says the light is a test rocket from Edwards Airforce Base. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/1Cf2lHEeZ4— Peter Daut (@CBSLAPeter) November 8, 2015

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A pic of what many are seeing in the sky tonight. Sorry, it's not a UFO. It's the remnants of Taurid Meteor Shower! pic.twitter.com/xMnkQUXnVZ— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 8, 2015

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.@NASA just saw this in SF. What is it?!! #UFO pic.twitter.com/ECGycrY5HZ— Jules Tanseco (@JuliusTanseco) November 8, 2015

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@alysonstrongg I seen it too. Took video #UFO #rocket #comet … Who knows????? pic.twitter.com/0ytx6ua2IJ— June (@Junyea) November 8, 2015

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