Well that’s it for summer now. With the clocks going back it means dark skies and cosy evenings will be the theme between now and the start of next year’s Summer Time on Sunday 31 March, perhaps the last time the clocks will be put forward in Spain if the EU’s recommendation to keep the clocks on summer time all year round is adopted, as seems quite possible.
It also means that our tours are picking up one hour earlier, so we can still get the beautiful sunsets in from our high-altitude vantage point. Any of you that follow my blog will realise that weather has been a big feature for us this month. Yes, even in Tenerife, rare though it is, we sometimes get bad viewing weather. However, I wanted to talk about that today, amongst other things. Nearly every day I pick up from hotels in the south and above us is what appears to a mass of black cloud. If you didn’t know and looked up after traveling from the UK, you would be convinced that it was about to chuck it down with rain! Local knowledge is key though. Most cloud formations in Tenerife are below 2000meters. We watch sunset at 2100meters. It has given us some spectacular vistas this month. It even feels like you can walk out on the cloud, not that I recommend trying that. Unfortunately, with Venus being so low on the horizon at sunset it means we don’t get to see it at the minute nor Mercury that we saw earlier in the year. However, we can still get a quick look at Jupiter before it drops and are still having some great views of Mars and Saturn.
I’ve never seen so many stars until now….
Why Dark Skies Tenerife Guide?
- Bespoke Tour
- Hotel Pick up & Return
- 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