By Dianne E. Butts:
This large circular formation in the western Sahara Desert might have some people finding God in the Eye of Africa.
Also known as the Richat Structure, and to some as the Eye of the Sahara, the Eye of Africa is a formation more than 30 miles in diameter. It was not discovered until astronauts saw it in early space missions. It is located in central Mauritania near Ouadane.
Because it is so symmetrically circular, it was first thought to be an impression from a meteorite strike. However scientists now believe the formation is a natural upheaval of the land revealed by erosion. According to the article accompanying the above photo, the Eye of Africa became a landmark for space shuttle crews.
While the Eye of Africa may be staring into space from earth, we know that the eyes of God watch over the happenings on earth from heaven. Second Chronicles 16:9 tells us:
“The eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”
When God looks down from heaven on you, will He find your heart fully committed to him? If you answer yes, it’s possible you’re finding God in the Eye of Africa.
Enjoy this lovely video, Earth as Art in 1080p , showing earth’s geographical wonders in landsat images (satellite views). This includes the Richat Structure (from 1:36 to the 2:00 mark) from SpaceRip. Also see details about the photo used in this post, plus other shots from space, at the NASA Earth Observatory.