Sunday, January 14, 2001We are nominated for the iBest-Award 2001
The spanish "Web-Oscars", the iBest-Award, is running and Canarias24.com is nominated as the best tourism portal and search engine from Spain. In the last few months we have become the only independent and most complete directory of the Canary Islands being now an indispensable website for the area.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2001Skywatchers wait for eclipse on tuesday
People in the Canary Islands, other parts of Europe and Africa will get a chance this night to see the greatest show not on earth - a total lunar eclipse. At 18.42, the orbiting Earth will begin to creep directly between the moon and the direct light of the sun. The planet's shadow will progressively darken the reflected glory of the moon until 19.49, when the total eclipse begins. The darkness will last until 20.51, but the show won't have ended completely until 21.59.
During the 62 minutes of total eclipse, the only light hitting the moon will be a reddish glow from sunrises and sunsets. Eclipse aficionados are expecting a spectacular sight: there has been no major volcanic eruption for a decade, and the upper atmosphere has little obscuring dust in it to blur or even blot out the celestial spectacle. (The total lunar eclipses after the eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 were barely visible.)