Observe the phenomenon of the tears of San Lorenzo 2024
From the end of July to the end of August, an exceptional meteor shower can be observed anywhere on the planet. It is the phenomenon of the Perseids, the illuminated dust of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which are also popularly known as the tears of Saint Lawrence.
As their name suggests, the Perseids have their radiant in the constellation of Perseus. Therefore, the best way to see them is by looking at a point far from this constellation.
From where can you see the tears of San Lorenzo?
The most important thing is to locate yourself in one and ndret with little light pollution. That is, get away from urban centers. The Pyrenees are one of the best options, but it is also possible to observe them from urban centers. In the case of Barcelona, for example, the best place from which to see the Perseids is Collserola. You have to find a high place and look in the northeast direction.
Other observatories are, for example , the Castelltallat Astronomical Observatory, in Sant Mateu de Bages; the Pujalt Observatory in Alta Segarra; the Albanyà Astronomical Observatory in Alt Empordà; Montsec; Montserrat Abbey; La Mola or Montcau; the San Patllari (little pig) viewpoint; and the sanctuary of the Angels, in Girona. Also options are the Sanctuary of Santa María del Foix, the Burriac castle, the surroundings of the Garraf Astronomical Observatory, the Montsec Astronomical Observatory, the Health hermitage (Papiol), from Fuente-Rubí, Aiguaviva and the surroundings of the Castle of Mediona.
If you are going to see the Perseids far from home, don't forget to take a lounger or mat so you can enjoy the stars in comfort, eat and drink, and warm clothes. If there are other people in the area you have chosen, be respectful and do not use bright lights.
Look up at the sky and enjoy the tears of San Lorenzo during the summer nights!