March 2, 2012: Last week I went to Gadchiroli for some work regarding science centers. That day I witnessed a huge enthusiasm among youngsters to join Police force. For 1000 posts more than 16,000 boys & girls were present. In this small place, all kind of food; drinks were consumed by these guys. Mobile network was jammed as everyone was busy on cell phone. I reached very late at Nagpur.
March 3, 2012: 6:30 am
At the counter of Jet airways I asked for window seat! That guy allotted me window seat A30. I was excited. When plane took off, East was on my left side & because of Sun, I was disappointed as it became very difficult to take images against sunlight. I was cursing that guy & trying to peep out through the window on the other side. I tried to capture Nagpur’s aerial view but all in vein b’coz of sunlight. I kept camera back in bag n started my Videocon Ducati cell phone GPS ignoring instruction from plane staff. I was busy in observing changing altitude and pressure and I found my cell phone was able to capture signals from satellites.
Woooh what is that out side ???
I was just looking at it & thought it is….
Looking like a crater ??
How I don’t know about that ???
It is a crater like shape….
I must record it’s latitude & longitude to check later when I will be back home…..
ohh sheet no pen-paper to write and guy next to me was in deep sleep, should I pick up his pen? ….
Ohhhhhhhh… IT IS LONAR !!!!!
Yessss it isssss….
Eurekaaaa….. I was as excited as I have discovered it…
I was stunned by the aerial view of Lonar….
Ohhhhh my Lonar, I used to visit you many a times, I photographed you from hundreds of angle… & today I don’t have a single word to describe your beauty from more than 35,000 feet, want to jump in the plane but cant…..
By that time I forgot to store that spectacular scene in camera…. quickly I started camera n captured that stunning view…. I managed to take only 2 photographs… n looking deep back in the window, goodbye to Lonar ….. This all was happened in less than a minute or two…. Will be back again……
In the image below you can see a Dam also along with Lonar crater
Lonar Meteorite Impact crater perfect aerial view from more than 35,000 feet..