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See the Milky Way from El Teide

Visiting Tenerife's volcano at the Canary Islands

Aug. 21, 2018 -

This summer holiday brought me to Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands, Spain. It's a popular destination because of the climate, but it's also the home of Teide, the world's second highest volcano (7500 m, measured from the sea floor). The incredible views reach way beyond earth, into outer space, the Milky Way and other distant galaxies.

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Teide seen from my iPhone
Teide seen from my iPhone
My space mobile, a Citroën C1 rental car...
My space mobile, a Citroën C1 rental car...
Under the clouds the landscape is green, full of life
Under the clouds the landscape is green, full of life
Teide Observatory with telescopes from different countries at 2390 meters altitude
Teide Observatory with telescopes from different countries at 2390 meters altitude
Me and the Milky Way (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Me and the Milky Way (photo by Ellen Middelkoop)
Panorama in the Las Cañadas caldera
Panorama in the Las Cañadas caldera

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