'Space junk' causes streak of green light above SoCal, Griffith Observatory says

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A bright streak of light was spotted above Southern California, and the Griffith Observatory said it was caused by 'space junk.'

A streak of bright green light appeared above Southern California on Tuesday.

According to the Griffith Observatory, the flash of light was caused by "space junk," possibly something in orbit that was coming back down to Earth.

Astronomers told ABC7 they spotted the debris with their telescopes at the Griffith Observatory.

Several eyewitnesses reached out to ABC7 about the bright flash of light through social media:

The Griffith Observatory said it was not uncommon for this to occur.

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