View from the ESO Residencia at Paranal during a rare storm

This picture was taken from one of the balconies at the Residencia hotel at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This is usually one of the driest places on Earth but, during the rare storm of July 2011, very heavy rain fell and led to some localised flooding of the building. This view was taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Gianluca Lombardi.


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Release date:14 July 2011, 19:00
Related announcements:ann11049
Size:5184 x 3456 px

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Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility

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