Atacama Lagoon and Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way

January 16, 2023


Photographer: Alexis Trigo  
Summary Author: Alexis Trigo  

Despite being the driest place in the world, the Atacama Desert has several lagoons, created by groundwater, in the vicinity of the Atacama Salt Flats. When night falls and with no wind, the lagoons become true mirrors for astronomical observation. Shown over the un-named pond featured here is the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. Photo taken on September 23, 2022.

Approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of Toconao, Chile Coordinates: -23.18889, -68.51944


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