šahâbsang-e jilin (#)
Fr.: météorite de Jilin
The biggest meteorite ever witnessed falling and the largest stone meteorite known. It happened near Jilin, an industrial port city located northeastern China, on March 8, 1976. Of the four tons of fragments of the type H5 chondrite recovered, one piece weighs 1.774 tons and measures about 100 x 80 x 50 cm. The meteorite exploded in the sky and produced a shower covering an area of more than 500 square kilometers.
Jilin, from the name of the Chinese city, known also as Chi-lin City or Kirin City. → meteorite.