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Valle de la Luna in the Atacama Desert, Chile 16 Oct 2018

Posted on 16 Oct 2018
See the moon from Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, Chile
See the moon from Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, Chile
See the moon from Moon Valley in the Atacama Desert, Chile

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The famous Valle de la Luna is about 8km (5 miles) from San Pedro in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. As the name suggests, this is a haunting landscape of coloured gypsum, clay, and salt, without a hint of organic life to be found. The valley is at its eeriest at sunset, while under a full moon the beams reflecting off the salt crystals of the region make it a truly spectacular sight.

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