Panoramic View of Villarrica Volcano and the Southern Sky

March 25, 2021

Pano Orion-Escorpion Volcan Villarrica

Photographer: Cari Letelier 
Summary Authors: Cari Letelier; Jim Foster

Featured above on this panoramic view is one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, the Rukapillán (Villarrica) Volcano, shown beneath a canopy of stars and the glow of the Milky Way, as observed on January 17, 2021. A sacred Mapuche sculpture known as a Chemamull is in the foreground at lower left.

To the upper right of Villarrica volcano can be found the Magellanic Clouds (Small Magellanic Cloud and Large Magellanic Cloud),and to the upper right of the Large Cloud is the bright star Canopus. The constellation of Orion is at lower right, and above it to the left is Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.