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Oudiyat Sbaa   contributed by Barbra Barrett   MetBul Link

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Photo by Barbra Barrett.   Copyright (c) 2017 Barbra Barrett / Maine Mineral & Gem Museum.
21.35 kg. 30.5 x 24 x 17.8 cm.   EH5

TKW 23.85 kg. Observed fall 18 November 2016, Western Sahara/Morocco.


Barbra writes:
From the MetBul:
On November 18, 2016, at 4:40 pm local time, a bright fireball was witnessed traveling in a southerly direction by many observers in Morocco over an area extending from Tiznit to Guelmim, Tan Tan and Smara. Sonic booms were heard by Mbarek Bouilid, Aitoussi Redwan and three camel shepherds of the Aitboussoula family (who thought that perhaps the sound was caused by explosion of a mine trodden on by a camel). A search for fallen stones was begun, and on November 23 another shepherd (Bachir Alamine) found three black fusion-crusted stones on light brown sandy soil near Oudiyat Sbaa.

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This Month

3 pictures in the Queue
Gregor Hoeher
 5/30/2017 7:12:40 AM
Impressive! Fantastic piece!
Tony Abraham
 5/28/2017 6:43:09 AM
Exceptional photography. And wonderful flight markings on this stunner. Bravo
Tracy Latimer
 5/27/2017 12:24:30 PM
Wow that's lovely.
chris U
 5/26/2017 5:04:02 PM
OMG..... ;-)
John Divelbiss
 5/26/2017 4:57:39 PM
A true blessing from our Space Rocks! I need to go to Maine.
Michael Farmer
 5/26/2017 4:43:18 PM
My god what a piece.
Steve Brittenham
 5/26/2017 11:35:53 AM
What a beauty! And stunning photography. A real winner!!
John Lutzon
 5/26/2017 11:01:22 AM
Yes John H, Stunning !! Again, what else can you say ! Thanks Barbara.
Ben Fisler
 5/26/2017 9:43:09 AM
Jansen Lyons
 5/26/2017 9:07:29 AM
Absolutely spectacular!!
Colonel Pulaerko
 5/26/2017 8:27:57 AM
 5/26/2017 5:39:54 AM
Magnificent meteorite. Thanks a lot for sharing this breathtaking image!
John Hope
 5/26/2017 3:01:50 AM
Totally amazing.What else can you say!!!!!!!. Thanks for this photo Barbra.
 5/26/2017 2:50:57 AM
Beautiful big one...impact markings really add to this..
Greg Lindh
 5/26/2017 2:12:16 AM
Wow! Gorgeous!

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