Aerial view of Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona

Photo of a large, deep, circular depression in the desert with an elevated rim

Detailed Description

Aerial view of Arizona's Meteor Crater, a 180 meter deep, 1.2 kilometer diameter bowl-shaped impact crater in Northern Arizona. The crater formed approximately 50,000 years ago by the impact of a 100,000-ton iron-nickel meteorite that was approximately 30 meters in diameter and struck at an approximate speed of 12-20 km/sec.

Details

Image Dimensions: 5633 x 4419

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US