The Spring Equinox

 
Poster for the spring equinox activity run by Cielos La Palma
Poster for the spring equinox activity run by Cielos La Palma

The astronomical viewpoint at Fuencaliente has three (modern) standing stones, where the shadow of the setting sun points to another stone at (respectively) the summer solstice, both equinoxes, and the winter solstice. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) there will be a free activity run by Cielos La Palma at the viewpoint, starting at 6:30 pm to watch the sunset, followed by astronomical observations including another chance to see comet PanSTARRS through a telescope. The activity will end at 8:30 pm.

 Comet Pan-STARRS Credit: Science@NASA
Comet Pan-STARRS Credit: Science@NASA

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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