This is a profile of a desert valley in Chile from The Real World.

Summary

El Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is located 13 kilometres (8 mi) west of San Pedro de Atacama, to the north of Chile in the Cordillera de la Sal, in the Atacama desert. It has various stone and sand formations which have been carved by wind and water. It has an impressive range of color and texture, looking somewhat similar to the surface of the moon.

Environment

Biomes/Climates/Landscapes

Valle de la Luna is a desert area that has mountains, salt planes, There are also dry lakes where the composition of salt makes a white covering layer of the area. It presents diverse saline outcrops which appear like man-made sculptures. There are also a great variety of caverns. When the sun sinks, it is painting pie tones the edges of hills and defiles, while the wind blows among the rocks and the sky passes from pink color to purple and finally black.

Weather

The Weather there is extremely dry, located near the Atacama desert is also considered one of the driest places on earth, as some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years. A prototype for a Mars rover was tested there by scientists because of the valley's dry and forbidding terrains.

Seasons

The area goes through all four seasons based on it's location. However, being the driest place on earth, it does not snow nor rain as it is just desert area for most of the year

Notable Locations

Geographical Locations

  • Salt mountain range.
  • The Amfitheater
  • Big Dune

Inhabitants

The are is mostly inhabited by animals.

Gallery

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