Camping to observe the stars in the Gran Canaria mountains
Located in Tejeda, 44 kilómetros southeast of Gran Canaria’s capital city Las Palmas the Llanos de Garañon is an excellent spot for stargazing. At 1700 metres above sea level is is easy to reach by road and although capacity is limited there are several campgrounds with cabins close by. Due to the altitude and the wind, warm clothes are recommended.
Looking for the Northern Hemisphere brightest stars
Looking southeast, especially during the first nights of spring, you see the Winter Hexagon formed by the brightest stars in the Northern Hemisphere. These seven stars are already heading down towards the western horizon at this time of year. Clockwise, starting with the highest stars, you see Castor and Pollux, Capella, Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius and Procyon, of the Gemini, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, Canis Major and Canis Minor constellations.
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