Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

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Description:

Roque de los Muchachos is located on the top of one of the highest points in La Palma at 2,396 meters above sea level and is one of the best stargazing places in the world. Getting there by car is relatively easy and the area is also home to the Roque de los Muchachos Astrophysics Observatory, which you can visit even if you need to book one day in advance. When you visit at night, you will need to wear warm clothes and take food and drink with you as the nearest catering services are an hour's drive away. You can also enjoy the night sky from other nearby hills and mountains. 

The latitude here is perfect to observe the sky in celestial hemisphere as the quality is great for viewing. The place is also famous for telescopic viewing due to its calm atmosphere, darkness in the island and low degree of light and air pollution.

This observatory has been above the cloud level for greater than 3 hundred days in a year. Moreover, a law made in 1989 ‘Law of the sky’ has also prevented the sky at this place from light and air pollutions.


Today Weather Forecast:
TempratureCurrent Temprature: 22.74 C

TempratureMaximum Temprature: 24 C

wind Wind: 7.7

Humidity Humidity: 60

Pressure Pressure: 1019(mb)

Clouds Clouds: few clouds

sunrise sunrise: 2019-07-22 06:26:44

sunset sunset: 2019-07-22 20:08:49



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