Lyrids meteor shower 2017
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The Lyrids are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 17 to April 26 each year. Their peak this year is around April 22 with a rate of 18 meteors per hour (sometimes the rate can reach 100 meteors per hour) … Read More

Spring Equinox 2017
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In 2017 spring will begin on Monday 20th of March at 10:28am UTC, and it will end on 21st of June with the beginning of summer. The beginning of seasons is conventionally established by particular positions of the Earth during its orbit … Read More

Winter solstice 2016
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In 2016 winter will begin on Wednesday 21st of December at 10:44am UTC. This season will last 89 days and it will end on 20th of March with the beginning of spring. The beginning of seasons is conventionally established by particular positions … Read More

Universe2go: your personal planetarium
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A journey through space!     Universe2go is an interactive viewer that uses the “Augmented Reality” concept and, together with a Smartphone App, will give you the opportunity to enjoy amazing astronomy images while, at the same time, you will … Read More

Geminids meteor shower 2016
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The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower lasting from the 7th to the 17th of December each year. Their peak is typical around the 13th-14th of December with a rate of 120 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 35 … Read More

La Isla Bonita: exploring La Palma’s natural wonders
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By Tom Stainer, Lonely Planet.   Stargazing If the observatory has primed you for staring up at the night sky, you can book a stargazing tour through companies like Ad Astra La Palma (adastralapalma.com). Put your eye to the telescope … Read More

Leonids meteor shower 2016
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The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower lasting from the 14th to the 21st of November each year. Their peak is typical around the 17th of November with a rate of 20 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 71 km/s. … Read More

Orionid meteor shower 2016
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The Orionids are a prolific meteor shower lasting from October, 2 to November, 7 each year. Their peak is typical around October, 21 with a rate of 23 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 66 km/s. The radiant of Orionids … Read More

Mirando al cielo en la isla de La Palma
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An article by Juan Antonio Narro Prieto, published on LaRazón.es. Only available in Spanish.   (…) Tuve la suerte de disfrutar, gracias a las explicaciones de una astrofísica, de una de esas noches inolvidables bajo un cielo estrellado. Nunca lo … Read More

The heavenly Canary island you’d never thought to visit
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By Paul Bloomfield, The Telegraph. Stargazing on La Palma. (…) That last evening, after a farewell feast of sea bass and green mojo with a refreshing Teneguia blanco, I took a ride into the highlands with astronomer Elena Nordio. Through … Read More

Qué ver en La Palma: 20+1 tips de ayuda
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(A blog article by Se Hace Camino Al Andar, only available in Spanish) Acabo de volver de pasar una semanita por la Isla de La Palma y, antes de empezar con los tips de ayuda para que sepáis qué ver … Read More

Autumn equinox 2016
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In 2016 autumn will begin on Thuesday 22nd of September at 2:21pm UTC. This season will last 89 days, and it will end on 21st of December with the beginning of winter. The beginning of seasons is conventionally established by … Read More

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2016
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A total lunar eclipse will occur on September 16, 2016. The eclipse will be visible over Europe, Asia, Australia, East Africa, and parts of America, Arctic and Antarctica. Timing: P1 – Beginning of the penumbral eclipse:16:54:42 UT Greatest eclipse:18:54:20 UT … Read More

La Palma, La Isla Bonita
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(a Reporteros.NET‘s blog article only available in Spanish)   Reporteros.NET ha viajado a La Isla de La Palma, la conocida como la Isla Bonita, la más verde de las Canarias. Hemos disfrutado de sus bosques de laurisilva, de sus paisajes volcánicos, … Read More

Guía La Palma: Bella y bonita, mires donde mires
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(an otiumMadrid‘s blog article only available in Spanish) En el extremo más noroccidental de las Islas Canarias se erige una zona declarada Reserva de la Biosfera, o eso pondría en cualquier folleto. Los que ya la han visitado la bautizaron … Read More

Astromusic 2016
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Music and Astronomy fuse together in the Astromusic event, that will take place at Finca La Principal (Breña Alta) on Friday 1st of July 2016, at 8:30pm. All the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a good live music … Read More

The G-Astronomic summer begins
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Ad Astra La Palma, in collaboration with El Jardín de la Sal Restaurant, present the G-Astronomic Menu for the summer time 2016. This Menu was performed for the first time last April, when the “La Palma con Sabor” bloggers came to … Read More

The planets show 2016
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From the end of July to the end of August 2016 we will enjoy an unusual astronomical event at sunset: the show of the five brightest planets in the sky, a very uncommon event that worths to be seen! Enjoy … Read More

Summer solstice 2016
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In 2016 summer will begin on Monday 20th of June at 22:34 UTC. This season will last 94 days and it will end on 22nd of September with the beginning of autumn. The beginning of seasons is conventionally established by particular … Read More

Perseids meteor shower 2016
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The Perseids, also known as the “tears of Saint Lawrence”, are a prolific meteor shower lasting from July 17 to August 24 each year. This year their peak is around the 11th-14th of August  with a rate of 100 meteors per … Read More

Las 10 experiencias eco que no puedes perderte en La Palma
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(a Rojo Cangrejo‘s blog article only available in Spanish) Recorre el Jardín de la Sal y sueña con las estrellas de Fuencaliente. De lugar especial a lugar especial y tiro porque me toca: Las salinas de Fuencaliente. Aquí te propongo, no … Read More

Transit of Mercury 2016
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On May 9, 2016, will be able to see a transit of planet Mercury, i.e. a small black spot across the face of the Sun. The transits of inner planets, such as Venus and Mercury, are unusual phenomena: this happens … Read More

Viaje a La Palma, la isla del sabor
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(a El Viaje de Sofi‘s blog article only available in Spanish) Staring At The Stars Astroturismo. Hasta que llegué a La Palma no sabía que esa palabreja existiese, pero Elena, de AdAstra, se encargó de explicarnos en qué consiste durante … Read More

24h saboreando La Palma
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(a Wanderlust Memories‘ blog article only available in Spanish) ¿Sabías que los atardeceres en La Palma son una auténtica pasada? El Efecto #LaPalmaconSabor es mucho más que gastronomía. Son entornos llenos de magia, gente encantadora que ama lo que hace … Read More

8 buenas razones para visitar La Palma y enamorarse de ella
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(An Imanes de Viajes‘ blog article only available in Spanish) Miles de estrellas para ti solo. Desde pequeña siempre me ha fascinado mucho el mundo de la astronomía. Por esa razón, cuando visité La Palma, uno de mis planes preferidos era contemplar … Read More

Eta Aquarids meteor shower 2016
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The Eta Aquarids are a weak meteor shower lasting from April 19 to May 28 each year. Their peak is typical around May 5-6 with a rate of 40 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 66 km/s. The radiant … Read More

Lyrids meteor shower 2016
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The Lyrids are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 17 to April 26 each year. Their peak this year is around April 22 with a rate of 18 meteors per hour (sometimes the rate can reach 100 meteors per hour) … Read More

Virginids meteor shower 2016
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The Virginids are a meteor shower lasting from February 13 to April 8 each year. This year their peak is around March 17-18 with a rate of 5 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 31 km/s. The radiant of … Read More

Spring Equinox 2016
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In 2016 spring will begin on Sunday 20th of March at 04:30am UTC, and it will end on 20th of June with the beginning of summer. The beginning of seasons is conventionally established by particular positions of the Earth during … Read More

Haz turismo mirando estrellas
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(a SINC‘s article only available in Spanish) Antes, solo aquellos que poseían un telescopio o visitaban un observatorio podían observar en toda su plenitud la belleza del universo. Por suerte, desde hace unos años, disfrutar del patrimonio celeste es un … Read More

Planetary Alignment 2016
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On these days, before dawn, we can enjoy an unusual astronomical show: a planetary alignment, i.e. five bright aligned planets in the same sky together for the first time since January, 2005. Seen from Earth, the orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, … Read More

Quadrantids meteor shower 2016
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The Quadrantids are a prolific meteor shower lasting from the 1st to the 6th of January each year. Their peak is typical around the 4th of January with a rate of 120 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 41 … Read More

Geminids meteor shower 2015
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The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower lasting from the 7th to the 17th of December each year. Their peak is typical around the 13th-14th of December with a rate of 120 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 35 … Read More

Leonids meteor shower 2015
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The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower lasting from the 14th to the 21st of November each year. Their peak is typical around the 17th of November with a rate of 20 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 71 km/s. … Read More

Winter solstice 2015
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In 2015 winter will begin on Tuesday 22nd of December at 4:48am UTC. This season will last 89 days and it will end on 20th of March with the beginning of spring. The beginning of seasons is conventionally established by … Read More

Total lunar eclipse 2015
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A total lunar eclipse will occur on September 28, 2015. This lunar eclipse will be particularly rare, because it is a harvest moon lunar eclipse, taking place also on the day of the closest supermoon of 2015. The eclipse will … Read More

World Tourism Day 2015
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On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2015, Ad Astra La Palma in collaboration with Breña Baja Government, organises a free public event on Sunday 27th of September from 9 pm to 10:30 pm on Los Cancajos beach. The activity … Read More

Autumn equinox 2015
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In 2015 autumn will begin on Wednesday 23rd of September at 8:21am UTC. This season will last 89 days and 20 hours, and it will end on 22nd of December with the beginning of winter. The beginning of seasons is … Read More

Perseids meteor shower 2015
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The Perseids, also known as the “tears of Saint Lawrence”, are a prolific meteor shower lasting from July 17 to August 24 each year. Their peak is typical around 11th-14th of August  with a rate of 100 meteors per hour and … Read More

Asteroid Day 2015
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  What is Asteroid Day? Asteroid Day is a global awareness movement where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. Asteroid … Read More

Summer solstice 2015
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In 2015 summer will begin on Sunday 21st of June at 5:38pm UTC. This season will last 93 days and 15 hours, and it will end on 23rd of September with the beginning of autumn. The beginning of seasons is … Read More

Eta Aquarids meteor shower 2015
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The Eta Aquarids are a weak meteor shower lasting from April 21 to May 20 each year. Their peak is typical around May 5 with a rate of 30 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 66 km/s. The radiant … Read More

Lyrids meteor shower 2015
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The Lyrids are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 17 to April 28 each year. Their peak is typical around April 23 with a rate of 18 meteors per hour (sometimes the rate can reach 100 meteors per hour) and … Read More

Virginids meteor shower 2015
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The Virginids are a meteor shower lasting from February 13 to April 8 each year. Their peak is typical around March 24 with a rate of 5 meteors per hour and an average velocity of 31 km/s. The radiant of the … Read More

Spring equinox 2015
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In 2015 spring will begin on Friday 20th of March at 10:45pm UTC. This season will last 92 days and 18 hours, and it will end on 21st of June with the beginning of summer. The beginning of seasons is … Read More

Partial solar eclipse 2015
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The solar eclipse of the 20th of March is a total eclipse, so from some places on Earth you will see the Sun totally obscured by the Moon. Out of that area, there are some places, for example Spain, from … Read More