Picture: Elqui Valley, Chile

In 2015, the entire Elqui Valley in Chile was declared the world’s first International Dark Sky Sanctuary, and it is a real paradise for stargazers! This high-altitude valley in the Andean foothills enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and minimal light pollution.

While planning my visit to Chile in July, my primary goal was to witness the total solar eclipse. Elqui Valley happened to lie within the path of totality, so I knew this could be a perfect place to capture the famous ...

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