Standin’ on the Corner!

In Winslow, Arizona . . . or so the Eagles’ song goes . . . but about 20 miles west of Winslow and 43 miles east of Flagstaff (mere minutes from Interstate 40) is the most well known and best preserved meteorite crater in the world. 

Meteor Crater lies at an elevation of about 1,740 m (5,709 ft) above sea level. It is about 1,200 m (4,000 ft) in diameter, some 170 m deep (570 ft), and is surrounded by a rim that rises 45 m (150 ft) above the surrounding plains. The center of the crater is filled with 210–240 m (700–800 ft) of rubble lying above crater bedrock.

So, “Take It Easy” . . . and be glad you weren’t in the vicinity when this baby fell to the Earth!   


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