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Chile, Between Pacific Clouds and Andean Peaks

33.4S 70.5W

December 23rd, 2010 Category: Mountains

Chile - December 21st, 2010

The shape of Chile is a distinctive ribbon of land 4,300 kilometres (2,700 mi) long and on average 175 kilometres (109 mi) wide. It occupies a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains and Argentina to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Here, much of the Pacific Coast is lined by white clouds, making it easier to observe the contours of the coastline. Some white snow can be seen on the peaks of the Andes to the east, despite the warmer temperatures of the southern hemisphere summer, which began the day this image was taken.

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