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Meteor Crater, AZ

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Thursday April 12, 2012

Winslow, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Meteor Crater, AZ, was created some 50,000 yrs. ago when a nickel-iron meteor weighing ~300,000 tons impacted this site 43 miles east of Flagstaff, AZ. It has been estimated the meteor was traveling at 28,000 mph and partially vaporized in the Earth's atmosphere before impact. One of the puzzling things about it is its generally square shape...which can readily be appreciated in this photo taken from 3,000' AGL directly over the crater.

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10. ChrisAnthemum
7:48 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
I was there some years back, on the ground. It's larger than life when viewed from the observation deck, and I also enjoyed seeing it in the movie STARMAN, part of which was filmed there. Thanks for sharing this aerial shot!
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9. newenglandlight
7:15 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Awesome shot!
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8. WurzelDave
6:28 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Splendid capture.
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7. LindyLu60
6:18 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Isn't that impressive! Wow hope we don't have a repeat in the near future
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6. Crucescruiser
6:16 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
SPLAT!!!!!!
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5. SVLover
4:30 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
What a unique view! Thanks for the info.
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4. SonomaCountyRAF
4:13 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Great picture! Been there on the ground but not 3,000 feet above. Thanks for posting.
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3. catilac
3:59 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Amazing shot, thanks for posting!
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2. RenoSoHill
3:57 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Neat photo - thanks for the info.
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1. beanhead
3:55 PM GMT on April 13, 2012
Dang!
This is cool!
Thanks for sharing!
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I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a beautiful part of the United States with scenic ancient mountains, beaches, bays, woods, and rivers all within a day's drive or flight. The Appalachians are not as high and rugged as other younger ranges, but they hold their own stark beauty. Many of my photos were taken while traveling. Thanks to all WunderPhoto viewers who send email -- I love to hear from you! Be safe...help people. GO SKYDIVING FOR FUN AND EXCITEMENT!!

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