Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 226: Lunar earth

from the American Southwest

It was created by a now extinct volcano but is named after the moon.

"Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark is located 70 miles (110 km) east-northeast of Tonopah in Nye County, Nevada. A 400-acre (1.6 km2) depression that is thought to have been formed by a past volcanic explosion, and one of two maars in the volcanic field of the Pancake Range. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973." - visit the National Landmark site

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