Stars Above Licancabur Volcano
Licancabur volcano at night. In the sky bright star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan, appears along the Milky Way. The view also shows a group of ice penitentes on a high-altitude plateau in the Andes mountains, Chile. They are a snow formation found at high altitudes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow, or ice, closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun. Licancabur is a highly symmetrical stratovolcano on the southernmost part of the border between Chile and Bolivia. Click on the second photo to see a closer view of the volcano.