— Ryan (@Detron3000) December 23, 2015
Some videos also apparently show what appears to be pieces of the object breaking up as it swoops across the sky.
— BA®®Y™ (@SteeleSoldier) December 23, 2015
The object was also later seen flying across California.
— Kolbe Gillette (@TheRealKolbabe) December 23, 2015
Not everyone was convinced the flying object was a meteor, however, with Twitter users speculating that it could have been a secret alien visit or military weaponry.
When aliens visit disguised as a meteor
— Mike (@WhyMetsWhy) December 23, 2015
Local outlet KSNV reported that McArran airport confirmed the object was not an aircraft since it was too high in the sky.
Other than a meteor, Twitter users and experts speculated that the object could have been falling space debris. Bob Pippin of the CSN Planetarium in southern Nevada told KSNV it could have been a satellite.
— ✨Danielle Ford✨ (@DanielleFordLV) December 23, 2015
Some on Twitter agreed, arguing it was moving too slowly to be a meteor.