Some of the characteristics of the summer nights are clear skies and meteor showers. This year the dates marked on the calendar of astronomy fans are the 12th and the 13th of August, a couple days during which we will enjoy the famous Tears of St. Lawrence. At Park Piolets, we tell you all about this event and the best way to see it.
Save the date: this year, we will organize guided nocturnal excursions with the aim of enjoying the "Tears of St. Lawrence" on August the 10th, 12th and 14th.
A very special meteors
Every year in August, we have the opportunity to see one of the most special astronomical phenomena: the meteor showers. This phenomenon is due to meteors that approach the Earth's atmosphere and create a halo of light before vanishing.
The most anticipated are known as Perseids by its position in the radiant of Perseus, or as Tears of St. Lawrence. This last nickname is because of Middle Ages beliefs: the meteor shower was compared to the tears of St. Lawrence when he was burnt at the stake.
The first time that the Humanity was aware of the existence of this meteor shower was in 36 A.D., although it was not proved that it was an annual phenomenon until 1835.
Why in Andorra?
To fully enjoy the meteor shower, the prerequisites are having a clear sky and total darkness. Andorra’s mountains are perfect for this activity as light and air pollution are virtually nil. And with our night excursions, you'll see them while you lay down on the grass, surrounded by nature and making a wish while you hear the chirp-chirp of the crickets.
The best plan so you won’t miss a star
At Park Piolets we want you to enjoy this special night, and that is why we have prepared an offer to see the meteor shower at its best. With it you will enjoy of one night hotel with half board, a night tour to which you will arrive with a transfer from the hotel, a small snack and all the necessary material for a perfect night. You will just need to bring warm clothes and willing to live a perfect night.
Come to Andorra and enjoy one of the most spectacular nights of the year with Park Piolets.