When an earthquake hit the San Fernando Valley in 1994, the power went out all over Los Angeles.
The quake struck just before dawn. And suddenly, phones started ringing at the local Griffith Observatory. People were worried because they thought the night sky looked strange.
Turns out, due to the power outage, these frightened Angelenos were simply seeing the stars for the first time!
"The stars were in fact so unfamiliar, they called us wondering what happened," observatory Director Ed Krupp told the Los Angeles Times.