STAR GAZING | SAN PEDRO | CHILIE
The most incredible sky we ever laid our eyes on. The Atacama desert has arguably one of the best night sky’s for seeing the stars & planets, this is down to a couple of factors;The weather, the altitude and the limited light pollution 🔝☄️✨🌔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ It cost 20,000 CLP (29$ US) for the tour guide, snacks, wine, transport and use of the telescopes, information is given as you use them! Many companies are offering this service but we went with #stargazingsanpedro We were lucky enough to see the milky-way ( as seen on the photo), Mars and with just our eyes. The guide was very knowledgeable about the solar system and what was visible in the Southern Hemisphere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ TIP: wrap up! It gets cold in the desert at night and you may have already guessed it but the full tour is outside.
They offer photos at the end taken on a special camera for which you are supposed to stand still for 30 seconds while it captures the images.. Hence why ours are blurry 😂
Not sure if Josh was happier to see Saturn or the fact there was free wine 🍷😂