There is nothing like seeing a meteor shower Together with your partner to enjoy an unforgettable experience in all senses. One of the most popular of the year is the Perseids, also known as Tears of Saint Lawrencewhich occurs every year during the same period and if you want to appreciate it in all its splendor, there is an ideal application for it.
Thanks to this program you can know perfectly where you should look to don’t miss a single shooting star. In this way, you will fully enjoy this astrological event from your own smartphone.
An impressive astronomical fact
The so-called Tears of San Lorenzo enjoy a great reputation among lovers of astronomy, since they are a highly visible meteor shower and where more shooting stars can be seen. This occurs when an area of space full of dust and pieces of meteors make contact with Earth, generating shooting stars that fall from the sky.
In fact, the Perseids began on July 17 last, since their duration extends until August 24. However, the best moment to witness heightened stellar activity is signaled for August 11, 12 and 13that is, Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively of this same week.
It will be at 4 am when it reaches its peak and the sky is illuminated by up to 100 shooting stars. We recommend going to a place where light pollution does not make its own and thus appreciate this fact in great detail to take photos of both the moon and the stars. Now that you know the key information about the San Lorenzo Meteor Shower, it’s time to learn how to use the app.
A star map on your mobile
The application that we are going to use to know the location of the Perseids or Tears of San Lorenzo is star walk 2. This is a star map where you can easily locate constellations, stars or planets in real time thanks to a fairly clear and concise interface. Also, shows all this information in 3D next to nebulae and even satellites.
Its operation does not hide much mystery in reality. The first thing is to download and install the app from the Google Play Store or App Store and once you have it ready on your smartphone, go to it. The program will need location access to display the map accurately, although you can also enter it manually, but it is not recommended because it does not guarantee such accuracy.
It should be noted that the application has a paid version. In fact, after the window related to the location, another one will appear that invites us to pay for the full version (without ads and with more data) or try 7 days for free. Eye, pay a lot of attention because at the bottom, just below the green button, you will find a button to skip this section.
You will then appear on the star map of Star Walk 2 and you will be able to move your phone to start viewing the different stars and constellations. It is important to point out that the map does not mark by default where to see the shooting stars, but we have already told you that the event will occur near the constellation of Perseus, which you can quickly find because it is represented with this icon from Greek mythology. We recommend using the augmented reality mode to know exactly where to look.