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Located at the top of the island of La Palma at 2,396 meters above sea level, el Roque de los Muchachos (the Rock of the Boys) is one of the best places in the world to observe the stars. Easily accessible by car, this area is home to the Roque de los Muchachos Astrophysical Observatory, which can be visited by day by booking in advance. At night, we recommend that you bring warm clothes and provisions, as no amenities are available within an hour's drive, although you can also enjoy the sky from the nearby hills.rnA clear sky thanks to a natural screen of cloudsrnrnEl Roque de los Muchachos has one of the clearest skies on the planet thanks to its environmental quality and special physical characteristics. The position of the island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and its particular climate cause a cloud formation between a thousand and two thousand meters above sea level. These natural factors make the clouds create a natural mirror and prevent light pollution from coastal cities making it difficult to observe stars at night.rnsalutilescanaries.com/observation-des-etoiles/la-palma/roque-de-los-muchachos/

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  • Copyright: Phil Mousty (explorateur) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 14] (80)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-07
  • Camera: Panasonic G9
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 1/256 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-01 0:41
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