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The stunning Milky Way above the antennas at the ALMA Observatory | © European Southern Observatory / Flickr
The stunning Milky Way above the antennas at the ALMA Observatory | © European Southern Observatory / Flickr
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15 Photos That Prove Chile's Atacama Desert Is the Most Beautiful at Night

Picture of Lucy Pierce
Updated: 22 September 2017
Chile’s Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar desert in the world, and in the heart of this wonderful terrain is San Pedro de Atacama, where you can sit back and relax in between trips to Valle de la Luna, Geysers El Tatio, or Lagunas Altiplanicas. Due to its high altitude, virtually non-existent clouds, dry air and lack of pollution, Atacama is one of the best places in the world to stargaze. Take a look at these pictures and watch how the desert becomes more beautiful as the sun sets and it descends into night.

Watch the Sunset

San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama | © Marcin Kurek / Shutterstock
Salar
Salar | © Helder Geraldo Ribeiro / Shutterstock

Take in the Incredible Hues

Full moon and Lejía volcano
Full moon and Lejía volcano | © A. Duarte / Flickr
Valle de la Luna
Valle de la Luna | © Arnaud Dorange/flickr
Sunset
Sunset | pixabay

Enjoy the Peace

Gaze up at the Sky

Milky Way above the antennas at the ALMA Observatory
Milky Way above the antennas at the ALMA Observatory | © European Southern Observatory / Flickr

Be Hypnotised by its Beauty

ESO’s La Silla Observatory
ESO’s La Silla Observatory | © European Southern Observatory/flickr

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