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How to see the Perseids or “Tears of San Lorenzo” on your Android

The Perseids (also known as Tears of Saint Lawrence in Spain) are small dust particles that arrive as remains of comets, and that disintegrate due to the temperature of the Sun. The fact is that they are visible in many places, especially if the light pollution is not very great. Generally, the day in which this phenomenon is most talked about is August 10, but this year the best viewing is expected to occur between 12 and 13 of that month.

The case is that it is possible to use an Android terminal to follow the Perseids live, and all gcais to the European project called STARS4ALL, which has reached an agreement with skylive.net so that at the times when the greatest presence of these elements in the sky is expected, images will be broadcast on its YouTube channel. Here is the direct access:

The dates of the connections

If you are interested in following the connection to see the Perseids (apart from being able to use a telescope from today or simply look at the sky) we will indicate the times when the YouTube channel will connect live. And, therefore, you will be able to enjoy what is seen in the skies where the Observatories of the Canary Islands (IAC) is located, which is one of the cleanest in the world:

  • 12 August 20: 30-20: 45
  • August 13 00: 15-00: 30

Five free Android apps for astronomy lovers

In this way, you will be able to follow if there are many or few Perseids that are seen this year, something that we remember is quite followed by everyone (especially by lovers of astrology). Then we leave three applications for Android that are ideal to know all kinds of information about the skies:

Perseids
PlanetDroid
PlanetDroid
Sky Map
Sky Map