The Mountain: Time-lapse video from El Teide, Tenerife

This wonderful video was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011 at Mount Teide, on the island of Tenerife.    El Teide, Spain´s highest mountain at 3718m is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy from this amazing mountain.

On a similar note, the last total lunar eclipse until 2014 will take place tomorrow night (December 10th), although observers throughout Europe  will miss the early eclipse phases because they occur before moonrise.

The good news is that unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are completely safe to watch. You don’t need any kind of protective filters. You can watch the lunar eclipse with nothing more than your own two eyes. An ordinary pair of binoculars will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration brighter and easier to see.

This should be a spectacular sight, especially as there is so little light pollution here in the Spanish countryside.

You might also enjoy these:

Over the moon: Spectacular viewing of total lunar eclipse

Seeing Stars: The Night Sky over the Axarquía


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