Hundreds Report Fireball, Loud Boom Over San Francisco Bay Area - Oct. 17, 2012 "A meteor crossed the sky over the Bay Area Wednesday evening with a bright flash and loud boom. The fireball caught the attention of hundreds of people, probably more.

Here's what we know: several callers say they heard a loud boom or an explosion and a possible streak in the sky around 7:45 p.m. One man said the light was very bright, even casting a shadow. The callers were from Marin, the Fairfax area, Oakland, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz."

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