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how and when to watch the meteor shower online

26 mayo, 2021

Every year during the month of August there is the great Perseid rain (or Tears of San Lorenzo). In 2019, the phenomenon of lThe shower of stars began from last night on the 11th to the early morning of today on the 12th, but the high point does not begin until tonight of this phenomenon that occurs when our planet penetrates at 30 km / s in the cloud of dust and splinters left by Comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle.

Although the ideal is to see the Perseids 2019 live, that is, with your own eyes looking at the sky, the problem is that with bright lights in towns and cities they are not always visible, and in many places they are rarely visible. If you are in this situation, you can follow the rain by streaming, although it is not so spectacular.


Live videos of the Perseid rain 2019

Perseids

Throughout tonight, as we said, you can see the most active moment of the 2019 Perseid rain. On Sky Live they have, like last year, a broadcast prepared on YouTube from 1:15 in the morning on the 13th, in Spanish time. From YouTube you can set a reminder to notify you when the broadcast is about to start.

This year, the sky camera is located at the Oukaimeden Observatory (Morocco), while last year we were able to enjoy cameras located in El Anillo (Extremadura) and the Teide Observatory (Canary Islands), which left this video:

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If what you want is to see what the Perseids have given of themselves tonight (remember, less active than the next morning) from an observatory in Denver, Colorado, we can see this video that offers 4K resolution and therefore more detail than the camera located in Morocco:

As our colleagues from Engadget say, the strong moment of the rain will start a little later than normal, at 5:00 in the morning. They have not been very conducive days for observation, but today it seems that the skies will be clear. If what you want is to see them with your own eyes and not through a video that you can always review, it is best to get away from light pollution.