Barringer Crater Sunset

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Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater) was visited during the 2013 New Mexico Geological Society Field Field Conference

Image taken: 09/26/2013
by: Mark Betts
© 2013

Used with permission.

Longitude: -111.0221934
Latitude: 35.0277544
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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We stopped and visited Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater) on the 2013 New Mexico Geological Society Field Field Conference.

A cold front had blown in overnight and the low clouds were racing across the Arizona Painted Desert.

We enjoyed a dinner outside at the museum and fortunately, there were outer walls that blocked most of the wind. One of the walls had a large picture window without glass that gave a fine view of the setting sun and the San Francisco Mountains just north of Flagstaff where we started our day.

Image posted: 01-23-2018

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