#16奄美クレーター  美しい「星窪のさと」 

#16奄美クレーター  美しい「星窪のさと」 #16 Amami crater  beautiful "it is hometown of Hoshikubo"

先日、太陽に接近したアイソン彗星の話題がありました。隕石の落下や皆既日食、宇宙ステーションなど宇宙をめぐる話は、ロマンがあって私たちを引きつけます。奄美大島の北部には「星窪のさと」と呼ばれ、隕石の落下でできたと言われる美しい湾があります。There was a topic of the Aeson comet that approached the sun the other day. The story over space such as the fall, the total solar eclipses, and the space stations of the meteorite is the romance and attracts us. There is a beautiful bay that is called, "Hometown of Hoshikubo" in Amami Oshima's northern part, and said that it was able to do by the fall of the meteorite.
  • 43年前、1970年10月28日付の南海日日新聞は、次のように伝えています。 「日本で初の隕石孔が奄美大島で見つかったと京都で開かれている日本天文学会で報告された。鹿児島市のラサール高校の3人の教諭らが奄美大島に伝承されている星窪の話を基に現地調査していて発見したもの」。  '43 Before, Nankainichinichi newspaper dated 28 October 1970 is, tells in the following manner. It was reported in the Astronomical Society of Japan, which is held in Kyoto Meteor Crater first is found in Amami Oshima "In Japan. The locale is surveyed based on the story of the star hollow where three teachers at the La Salle high school in Kagoshima City are being handed down by Amami Oshima and discovered what. "
  • 高校の教諭らは翌年も現地調査して、こぶし大の隕石の塊5個を採取。1万~3万年前、赤尾木湾の高い上空で隕石が砕けて落下し、奄美クレーターができたと結論付けました。 Teachers at the high school collect five masses of the meteorite as big as the fist surveying the locale next year. When the meteorite was able to have been able to be crushed in the sky where Akaogigulf was high 10,000-30,000 years ago, to fall, and to do the Amami crater, the conclusion was put.
  • 今、奄美クレーターの周辺にはリゾートホテルやダイビングショップが建ち、湾内の海はダイバーたちで賑わっています。また、近くには奄美自然観察の森もあり、イタジイなどが茂る森からは、奄美クレーターの美しい姿を見ることができます。The resort hotel and the shop catering to divers built around the Amami crater, and baying the internal sea is crowded with divers now. Moreover, the appearance with a beautiful Amami crater can be seen from the forest where there is a forest of the Amami nature-views guess, too and Itazi (Castanopsis sieboldii) etc. grow thick to be near.