Barringer Meteor Crater

I've imaged many craters on the Moon, but this one on earth is my closest view jet. It's located between Flagstaff and Winslow, Arizona. Although mining engineer Daniel Barringer first suggested that this cater was caused by a meteor impact, it wasn't until 1960 that this was confirmed when famed comet hunter, Eugene Shoemaker, discovered definitive proof of the crater's impact origin.

With a diameter of 1.2 km this crater is less than half the size of any that I can image with my telescope on the Moon. This image was made with an iPhone 6s in panoramic mode, exposed at f2.2 for 1/2849 sec at ISO 25. The full size image linked to above is is 11497 x 3714 pixels, over 42 MP.

Content created: 2017-05-31

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