A bright ‘shooting star’ that was seen over Paris at around 04:00 last night (Sunday, February 12) was a small meteor around a metre wide, the European Space Agency (ESA) has said.
The object entered the atmosphere and burned up, causing the impressive light.
Meteor lights up the sky of France, as seen from Paris pic.twitter.com/9RphBdkQIw— BNO News Live (@BNODesk) February 13, 2023
The meteor, called ‘Sar2667’, appeared in the skies above Paris and Rouen, and was also seen from parts of England.
The ESA said: “This is only the seventh time that the appearance [of a meteor like this] has been predicted before it happens. A real sign of major progress in the global detection of asteroids!”
A video from Le Havre, northern France, also shows just how bright the meteor was across the night sky as it burned up.