this place rocks!!!
A quick geology lesson. There are three types of craters you’ll typically find on earth; volcanic craters, impact craters and erosion craters. The Ramon Crater, located in the Negev Desert, is the largest erosion crater on the planet. The Mars-like Ramon Crater has taken its form over millions and millions of years. Weaker clay layered amidst stronger limestone rock (formed from the countless bodies of dead sea creatures when it was all at the bottom of the ocean), has led to the rocky canyon we see today. Driving around the Ramon Crater in a jeep was epic. We came across wild lizards, gazelles, table mountain rock formations and layers upon layers of rock bursting with different shades of red and brown. To cap it all off, we spent the night glamping right in the heart of the crater. It’s a peaceful, somewhat eerie silence when you spend the night inside a 1,100 kilometre squared nature reserve with nothing but the stars. We used the opportunity to do some stargazing with an expert and his humongous telescope (basically a rocket launcher). It’s something I’ve never done before, and I was completely blown away when we were able to see Jupiter, Saturn, the immense details of the moon, and even the nearest galaxy with our own eyes. Nothing puts your life, humanity, and the world into greater perspective than the ability to see an entire galaxy, smaller than the size of the nail on your little finger, through a lens the size of your eye. Touring with @no_filter_israel #ramoncrater #negevdesert #israel #stargazing
What a beautiful place ❤️❤️. . . . .