Henbury Meteorite Impact Craters - NT

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -24.571859 133.147263
DMS: 24º 34' 18.69" S 133º 08' 50.15" E
UTM: 53 J 7281197mN 312377mE
Altitude: 456.61m

Description

Address & Contact

Erldunda NT
Phone: +618 8951 8268
Email: N/A
Web: https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park/find-a-park-to-visit/henbury-meteorites-conservation-reserve

Information

When a meteor crashed into the earth 4,700 years ago it left 12 craters in the Central Australian desert that can be explored today at the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve.

The Henbury meteor weighed several tonnes and hurtled to earth at 40,000km per hour before fragmenting on impact.

Scattered fragments of the meteor can be seen at the Museum of Central Australia.

Each of the 12 craters is quite different, some barely noticeable.

The largest crater is 180m wide and 15m deep and best seen in the early morning or late afternoon.

Take a walk around the craters for the best views.

If you are wanting to stay a few nights there is Henbury Meteorite Craters Camp Area not far away (see listing for more information).
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Alice Springs Airport
Distance from Henbury Meteorite Impact Craters 114.47km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.435.132.628.223.019.819.722.627.230.933.635.4
Mean Min. °C21.520.717.512.68.25.04.06.010.314.817.920.2
Mean Rain mm38.643.832.316.318.913.615.09.28.521.429.136.9

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