LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians from Santa Barbara to San Diego have reported seeing a fireball that forecasters say was most likely a meteor streaking across the sky.

The National Weather Service says the sightings reported last night are most likely associated with the South Taurids (TOHR'-ids) meteor shower that has been especially active in early November.

Astronomers say the Taurids don't bring big numbers of visible meteors, but a high percentage of extremely bright ones that look like fireballs.