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The moon

La Luna in La Serena

April 12th 2006
We travelled up to coastal La Serena from Santiago and managed to check out the Mamalluca Observatorio with a late night tour. I saw Saturn with its rings and Jupiter with its moons, plus tons of constellations which are not observable in the Northern Hemisphere. I also learnt that OrionĀ“s left shoulder is the dying red star Betelguese. Chile is particularly good for observing stars and in this a ... read more
South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region » La Serena

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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