Guest Videos: Tenerife

Instead of stressing over the hazards of Cumbre Vieja on La Palma Island, let’s go to another of the Canary Islands — Tenerife — and watch the moon set behind tourists who have climbed up Teide Volcano (highest peak in the Atlantic area) to watch sunrise.

Per APOD, the moonset, while done with telephoto lens, is filmed in real time.

The Canary Islands may have formed from a mantle-plume hotspot, like the Hawaiian Islands, which of course are way out in the Pacific Ocean.

The Canaries, on the other hand, sit very close to Africa’s western coast, which makes their origin controversial.

But all that volcanism, at latitudes where the weather is spring-like all year round, make for some gorgeous scenery.

Take Tenerife, for instance:

It’s a volcanic jumble!

Featured image: Marc Veraart, CC BY-ND 2.0.

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