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Circular Manicouagan Reservoir, the “Eye of Quebec”, Canada

51.3N 68.6W

January 28th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Canada - January 17th, 2011

The circular shape occupying this image is the Manicouagan Reservoir, a lake in central Quebec, Canada. The lake has a distinctive ring shape because it lies within the remnants of an ancient eroded impact crater (astrobleme).

Due to shape it is sometimes called “The Eye of Quebec”. Here, most of the lake is frozen and thus appears white, although a section on the eastern side is mostly ice-free.

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