Monday, September 1, 2014

RAIN ON THE MOON


"Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is a United States National Monument in the Snake River Plain of Central Idaho. The park was created to protect a vast landscape of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. Starting 15,000 years ago, the landscape was created by molten lava flows. While the park's landscape varies tremendously from the celestial body after which it was named, it was nevertheless visited in 1969 by Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, Joe Engle and Eugene Cernan who explored the lava landscape in order to learn the basics of volcanic geology in preparation for future trips to the moon."

When I drove through there last month on U.S. highway 20 it was more dynamic than usual. Below is a short movie of my time there. Best when your sound is up high.

video

8 comments:

fishducky said...

That was SOME storm!!

Delores said...

When those thunder boomers hit close it does make you jump.

Joanne Noragon said...

A long half hour!

Anzu said...

(ノ゚ω゚)ノ* Thank you for sharing dynamic nature in your country with real sounds.
It's interesting.

Alica said...

That was fun!! (from the safety of my house in full sun shine!)

Val said...

Mother Nature is so powerful!

Terry and Linda said...

Stunning! And your photography is also!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Sarah said...

I love storms, though not necessarily when I am driving! That is a great name for a park, that and Snake river-all very dramatic and weird!