Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday is back with yet another interesting destination. This post was on my mind for this Friday and I was astounded to read the shocking thing about this destination. What was the shock? Which is the destination? Well, I am talking about the Lonar Lake located in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra state. What is so special about it?
Read ahead in Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday….
- Lonar Crater is believed to be created from a meteorite impact that occurred between 35,000 and 50,000 years ago.
- In a research paper published in 2010, the age of the lake is estimated at 5,70,000 ± 47,000 years old.
- The crater has an oval shape and the meteor impact came from east at an angle of 35-40°.
- Lonar Lake is approx. 150 meters deep, with an average diameter of around 1830 meters and at the base of the sides, the lake has the circumference of about 4.8 Kms.
- Lonar Lake, is notified as National Geo-Heritage monument.
- The most compelling evidence of Lonar’s impact crater is the presence of Maskelynite (naturally occurring glass formed by extremely high-velocity impact).
- Lonar Lake has been declared as Wildlife Sanctuary for its conservation.
- The rock idol of the Hanuman Temple near the lake is believed to be highly magnetic.
- The water of the Lonar Lake is Alkaline and Saline.
Now the shocking news about Lonar Lake which I read in the newspaper today is, “Lonar Lake mysteriously turned reddish-pink.” Everyone is scratching their heads to know the reason. Amazing, isn’t it?
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Reference of Lonar Lake: Wikipedia.
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