Torres del Paine National Park

Photographer managed to capture the passing of a Shooting Star in Torres del Paine

Source: El Pinguino newspaper

July, 2023.-
A beautiful image of Torres del Paine National Park is going around the world thanks to photographer CristiƔn Aguirre Duffourc @cristianaguirrephoto, who captured the precise moment of a shooting star's passage.

The natural chance to be present at the right moment and to have chosen the most favorable horizon to photograph". A stunning shooting star or bolide crossed the sky over Torres del Paine, reflected in Lake PehoƩ," he posted on Instagram.

Along with this, he explained: "Bolides or fireballs are random phenomena in the sky, very difficult to observe but breathtakingly beautiful. They are larger and brighter shooting stars that enter our atmosphere at high speed, creating an amazing spectacle before exploding into multiple pieces."

"The colors of this cosmic body or bolide are a product of its chemical composition in the ionization of the atmosphere. Copper (turquoise green), Sodium (orange), Calcium (purple), Iron (yellow) and Magnesium (red)".

To achieve this photograph, he says he spent months camping and many hours contemplating and meditating on the infinite transitions of light, immersed in the wild nature of the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. 

"I have dedicated my life to the simple and complex act of observing the sky and capturing light. A philosophy of admiration, work and love to recognize the full beauty of the natural landscape. For 13 years I have been aware of the changing lights in the valleys, the movement of the Milky Way and the stars; the moon and the sun during the different seasons of the year," he said.