Hamshahri Online: An asteroid exploded over the English Channel in the early hours of this morning London time.
According to Sun, the fireball with a diameter of approximately one meter, which is called Sar2667, lit up the sky shortly before 3 am (6:30 Tehran time).
Sightings of this event have been reported in southern England and Wales, as well as in parts of France. This is the seventh time that an asteroid impact has been predicted.
The European Space Agency tweeted that this was a sign of rapid improvements in global asteroid detection capabilities.
It was previously said that the object was expected to safely enter the Earth's atmosphere in northern France.
Experts at the International Meteorological Organization predicted the event, known as an "air burst," would create a fireball-like effect.
"Although airbursts of this size happen several times a year, they are rarely predicted," physicist and airburst expert Mark Baslow of Los Alamos National Laboratory told Wales Online.