Published October 27, 2015
One of the driest places on the planet is currently experiencing a vibrant flower bloom, making for a rare spectacle for those living in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
The Atacama Desert is located in the north part of the country and barely receives any rain throughout the entire year, making it extremely difficult for any vegetation to grow.
“Rainfall is extremely hard to come by in northern Chile,” AccuWeather Senior DIY Safety Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.
However, historic rainfall moved through the region earlier this year which lead to catastrophic floodingtrain, but it also provided water for flower seeds that laid dormant for years.
Flower blossoms like this only happen roughly every five to ten years due to how scarce rain is.
People traveling to the area to view energy suppliers the spectacle will have until the early part of November before the flowers begin to die and the landscape returns to normal.