Proba-V: the eye of Quebec

The Proba-V 333m image of 03 March 2015 shows the Manicouagan crater, located in Manicouagan Region of Quebec, Canada.

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This lake represents one of the largest craters, roughly 100km, originating by an impact of a 5km diameter meteorite about 214 million years ago during the Triassic Period. In the middle of the lake, there is an island named René-Levasseur Island.

Together, Lake Manicouagan and René-Levasseur Island make an interesting geographical feature, easily visible from space. As both the lake and the island are almost perfect circle,  they are often called the “eye of Quebec”.

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Credit: Rosario Quirino Iannone

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