La Higuera, Chile

Town from hills above.

Town and commune in Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile.

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La Higuera

La Serena, Chile

City and commune in northern Chile, capital of the Coquimbo Region.

Map of the city in 1717.
Graph of rainfall in the city during the year.
Side view of the Courts of Justice, Archdiocese and Cathedral.
upright}The beaches, the main economic resource in tourism.
The end of Francisco De Aguirre Avenue.
2015 New Year's Celebration at the Lighthouse ("el Faro").
La Florida Airport of La Serena
La Portada stadium.
Liceo Gregorio Cordovez of La Serena
Aerial view of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Cathedral of La Serena (Catedral de La Serena).
University of La Serena.
Courts of Justice and Plaza de Armas.
Regional Ministerial Secretary of Education.
Lighthouse of La Serena ("El Faro").

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, La Serena is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mario Bertolino (RN) and Marcelo Díaz (PS) as part of the 7th electoral district, (together with La Higuera, Vicuña, Paiguano and Andacollo).

Elqui Province

Province in the Chilean region of Coquimbo (IV).

La Higuera

Vicuña, Chile

Chilean commune and city in Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, founded during the government of Bernardo O'Higgins to secure sovereignty over the Elqui Valley.

Bauer tower in the center of Vicuña.
Mamalluca observatory.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Vicuña is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by deputies Marcelo Díaz (PS) and Mario Bertolino (RN) as a part of the 7th electoral district (together with La Serena, La Higuera, Paiguano and Andacollo).

Andacollo

City and commune in the Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile.

Basilica of Andacollo
City view
City view
Aerial view of the city
Industrial gold mine
Traditional gold processing
Mercury evaporation to produce gold

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Andacollo is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Mario Bertolino (RN) and Marcelo Díaz (PS) as part of the 7th electoral district, (together with La Serena, La Higuera, Vicuña and Paiguano).

Fog collection

Fog collection refers to the harvesting of water from fog using large pieces of vertical mesh netting to induce the fog-droplets to flow down towards a trough below, known as a fog fence, fog collector or fog net.

"Atrapanieblas" or fog collection in Alto Patache, Atacama Desert, Chile.
Lafram from the Dar Si Hmad team talking about fog harvesting

The success of the reforestation project is unclear, but approximately five years after the beginning of the project, the nearby village of Chungungo began to push for a pipeline to be sent down the mountain into the town.

Paiguano

Small agricultural town and commune in the Elqui Province of the Coquimbo Region of Chile.

Within the electoral divisions of Chile, Paiguano is represented in the Chamber of Deputies by Mr. Mario Bertolino (RN) and Marcelo Díaz (PS) as part of the 7th electoral district, (together with La Serena, La Higuera, Vicuña and Andacollo).

Andes Iron

Chilean exploration and mining company with two major projects in Chile.

Mediterráneo Fondo de Inversión (FIP), the largest investor of Minería Activa Uno Spa, agreed with establishing a mine at the Santa Dominga Norte y Sur area in the town of La Higuera.

Long-tailed chinchilla

One of two species of rodent from the genus Chinchilla: the other species being C. chinchilla.

A young wild Chilean chinchilla (2006)
A domesticated chinchilla
Costina type of domestic chinchilla standing on its hind legs
A domesticated chinchilla running across the carpet

Wild populations of Chilean chinchillas, as of 1996, occurred in Aucó (31°38’S, 71°06’W), near Illapel, IV Región, Chile, in Reserva Nacional Las Chinchillas and in La Higuera, Chile, about 100 km north of Coquimbo (29°33’S, 71°04’W).

Solar eclipse of July 2, 2019

Eclipse magnitude of 1.0459.

Eclipse progression from Huechuraba, Chile
Totality over La Silla Observatory, Chile
Partial from Temuco, Chile, 19:42 UTC
Partial from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 20:10 UTC
Totality as seen from La Silla Observatory, 20:39 UTC
From Ñuñoa, Chile, 20:41 UTC, near greatest eclipse
Time-lapse image from Marcos Juárez, Argentina
Solar corona, observed in ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile
The total solar eclipse diamond ring from ESO's La Silla Observatory on 2 July 2019 at the moment when most of its face is occulted by the moon. Image was taken by Mahdi Zamani by the NTT telescope viewpoint.

Cities in the path included La Serena and La Higuera.