Summer nights are also about looking at the sky. This August come to Andorra to see one of the best shooting stars showers of the year. You will enjoy an unbeatable position to observe this astronomical phenomenon that only happens once a year. If you are willing to see it, we tell you all about it.
When does the meteor shower take place
The saint Lawrence tears, also called Perseids, is one of the most awaited events of the month of August. Every year around this time, the comet Swift-Tuttle passes very close to the earth, expelling tiny dust particles. When they burn up in the atmosphere, they come out like a shower of shooting stars.
We can see this magnificent spectacle from July 17 to August 24, but it is at its best between August 11 and 13. Moreover, as the moon will be in a waning phase you will be able to contemplate them much better than in other years.
Where to watch the meteor shower
Take advantage of our situation to see the Perseids. The hotel, which is located at an altitude of approximately 1,700 meters, is far from large cities. Therefore, it is ideal since there is little light pollution around it. Moreover, you do not need to have technical equipment such as binoculars or telescopes. Just a good dark place and lie down on the grass to observe the sky. It is an original activity to do with the whole family, without crowds, surrounded by nature and with pleasant temperatures. I am sure your children will remember this experience forever!