Stargazing at the Garajonay summit

Summit of Garajonay + Stargazing in La Gomera
Summit of Garajonay + Stargazing in La Gomera
Summit of Garajonay + Stargazing in La Gomera
Summit of Garajonay + Stargazing in La Gomera
Summit of Garajonay + Stargazing in La Gomera

Sky gazing with hardly any light contamination in La Gomera

In the heart of La Gomera, the Summit of Garajonay is a natural platform for observing the skies. Easy to get to by car and with a small parking area, from the top you can see the western Canary islands on a clear day. At 1,487 metres above sea level this is one of the best places to see the starry skies in La Gomera given its privileged position in the island and the relative lack of light contamination.

Spectacular panoramic views of Sagittarius and Scorpio

In August, just as night falls, looking towards the south you can see the constellations that float over the densest part of the Milky Way, Sagittarius and Scorpion. If it’s a dark night the vision of the nucleus of our galaxy is splendid. In the Scorpion constellation one star shines brighter than the others, with an orangey red tone: it’s Antares, the red star, 700 times bigger than our Sun. Close to Antares, with the help of binoculars, you can see a ball of stars almost like a blurry stain. This is M4, a large global cluster of old stars 7,200 light years away.

Isla La Gomera
Site with high degree of clarity

Site with high degree of clarity

1.484 m

1.484 m

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