Well its been a week or so since my last blog and I have been back to the UK in that time. Whilst there I got to see a few sights with the early evenings. Orion and Taurus were high in the sky making great viewing whilst I was driving down the dark country lanes of Hertfordshire. I could see them in all their glory. Although here in Tenerife they are rising earlier and Taurus is becoming visible before our tour ends and by the time I arrive home I can see them both above my house but seeing them against the backdrop of the rolling hills of the farm land of Hertfordshire was amazing. Some early mornings waiting for breakfast at the hotel, looking East I could see the bright Venus. A subject that has been missing for a while from our tours as it is too low at sunset at the minute. A few family and friends had been asking me on my first night what is that bright star we can see every morning on the way to work? I took a stab in the dark (well early morning light) and said Venus. But next morning saw it and confirmed my suspicions.
Last night was my first tour back for only five days and was probably the first time I had realised how fast the night sky moves, changes throughout a month. There’re some new stars appearing on the horizon and I’m looking forward to being able to add them to the tour. I usually tell people that summer is best for planets and winter we see more interesting constellations and the dark night skies of Tenerife are not disappointing. Although we are starting to loose the planets (well the interesting ones to look at anyway) and the core of the Milkyway will leave us by January the stars in the sky are amazing and as great as seeing two famous constellation in the UK was, nothing beats the sheer numbers of stars you can see in the national park here in Tenerife. I believe anyone who comes to Tenerife should join us at least once on a tour. It’s El “must” de canaries!
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