Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Meteor Crater

The other big hole in the ground in Northern Arizona is Meteor Crater. From this picture that I took, it's hard to tell exactly how big the crater is. To get an idea of it's size, you could fit twenty football fields on its floor and it is sixty stories deep. 

To get a better idea of the size of the crater, I took a picture of a picture in the museum of a view from the air of the crater with the road, parking lot, museum and other buildings on the rim in the lower part of the picture. 

The picture above is of the largest fragment of the meteor that was found. 
This large fragment is on display at the museum. 


Sharon Anck said...

Wow, great shots from the crater. For a minute there, I thought you might have take a hot air balloon up to get that air shot.

William Kendall said...

It is massive. I've wanted to see that place for as long as I can remember. No doubt there was a picture of it in a children's atlas that sparked my interest.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

The first time I saw it, my wife's son insisted on going all the way to the bottom and back. Probably shoulda left him there. (just kidding.)

Randy said...

Nice shots. I loved it when I visited there.

Thérèse said...

Nice, nice, nice.
We often went there when we had company and it was each time a different experience.

Kate said...

I love blogging since I learn so much. Fascinating info and great photos.