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Ibhi writes:
A big meteor appeared Thursday, June 27, 2019 at about 17h (local time), in the sky over Morocco (region of the city of Zag, Lhmada region exactly in the rural municipality of Lhtiba). Eyewitnesses of the spectacle confirm that:
a ball of fire was first orange-blue in color before turning red, illuminating the whole area and breaking into pieces after a large explosion, leaving behind a trail of white smoke.

The largest mass recorded was about 1300 g, with a total estimated mass of 17 kg. A fragment of the “Lahtiba” meteorite (as it has been tentatively named) about 30 mm in diameter and 20 mm thick was presented to researchers at University Museum of Meteorites (Morocco).

The measurement of the magnetic sensibility on this fragment is of the order of 10.4 and has shown that “Log χ m3 / kg” is of the order of 5.33 with a density of 3.29. The density of chondrites in this meteorite is estimated to be between 4 and 5. These values correspond well to the range of chondrites of the type H4-5, S1–2 and W0.


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Najib Meteor
 8/6/2019 11:18:54 AM
Thank you dear friend for all this information
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 8/6/2019 8:42:41 AM
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