Chachani, Peru from space -

Chachani, Peru from space


Chachani, Peru from space Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency shows the Chachani mountain in Peru as it appears from space.

Rising up over 6,000 meters at its tallest peak, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the city of Arequipa.Underneath Chachani lies a caldera. The volcano during the Pliocene and early Pleistocene produced large ignimbrites such as the La Joya, Arequipa Airport and Yura Tuff ignimbrites; afterwards the volcanic complex proper grew in the caldera until about 56,500 years ago.

This image was captured on July 14, 2017 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Religious importance and archeology. Chachani is the protector mountain spirit of Cayma The people of Arequipa sometimes refer to Chachani as the “father” of El Misti (Pichu Pichu is the “mother”) and ascribed to it the ability to influence the gender of newborn children, making them daughters.

The road from Arequipa to Chivay runs along the southeastern foot of Chachani, and a dirt road reaches to an elevation of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). It is considered to be one of the most easily climbed mountains between 6,000 – 7,000 m high, although acclimatization and good physical health are required to ascend it.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency

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