Caption: Timelapse footage of stars and the Milky Way in the sky above the Atacama Desert. As the moon sets behind the camera, the shadows of the observer's mountain rise up and darken the desert beyond. Filmed from the La Silla Observatory, Chile, in 2016.

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Keywords: 30 seconds or greater, astronomy, chile, la silla, latin america, lockdown, locked off, mountains, nobody, outdoors, science, sky, south america, sped up, speeded up, stars, static, time lapse, timelapse, wide shot

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Atacama Desert night sky timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:30.2

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