Mounted image 108: Dramatic moonset on Cerro Paranal

As the full Moon sets on Paranal Observatory, the Sun is about to rise on the opposite horizon. The Very Large Telescope has finished a long night of observations and telescope operators and night-time astronomers get ready for sleep, while the daytime technicians, engineers and astronomers wake up for a new day of work. Operations never stop at the most productive ground-based astronomical observatory in the world.

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G.Gillet/ESO

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Release date:23 March 2011, 15:17
Dimensions:30 cm (W) x 19,8 cm (H)
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