Sunday, August 21, 2016

Meteor Crater – worth seeing

It is the world’s best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth.  It is located about 40 miles from Flagstaff.  We headed there from the Grand Canyon area and on the way to Sedona.
The Meteor Crater is a result of a collision between an asteroid and the Earth approximately 50,000 years ago.  The asteroid traveled 26,000 miles per hour.   The crater is nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep.
Meteor Crater - Arizona USA
Well, it does not say much to most of us, so do not miss opportunity to visit the site and see an impressive hole.  But even there it would be difficult to estimate the real size without binoculars.  There is also a statue of human size located in the very center of the crater.  You cannot see the statue without a zoom or binocular.
Meteor Crater - Arizona USABeing such a unique site it looked deserted with just a few visitors.  Maybe competition of such recognized attractions as Grand Canyon and Sedona is a reason. But do not miss it.
The Meteor Crater visitor center site.

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