With construction of our new stargazing pods almost over we are opening them officially with the Geminid Meteor shower peaking this month on the nights of 13th and 14th December. The Geminid’s are always a highlight of the meteor calander in any year and with an expected peak of around 50 meteors per hour, the dark skies of Tenerife are a perfect place to see them from. The Geminids are a usually reliable shower if watched at the peak time of night (around 2a.m.) The metors are normally bold, white and quick.
So why are they called the Geminids and why are they best viewed at 2am? Meteor showers get their name from the constellation they appear to radiate. The peak viewing time is when this constellation reaches its highest viewing point in the night sky. So, you can lay back in your comfortable bed in the warm heated pod and watch the shower at 2am through the glass dome roof of your stargazing pod.
Why Dark Skies Tenerife Guide?
- Bespoke Tour
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- Amazing Sunset
- High Altitude 2100 meters
- Nasa – “Window to the universe”
- Top 5 best destination in World to see the stars
- Qualified Insured Guides
- Laser guided tour of constellations
- 12″ Dobsonian Telescope Viewings
- Astrophotography Courses
- Astronomy Holidays
- Stargazing Pods overnight stay