Perseid Meteor Shower


Thu Aug 11th 2016 to Fri Aug 12th 2016
Tenerife, Tenerife

Event Details

Look towards the NE in the Perseus Constellation. However, these meteors are likely to appear all over the night sky! The Perseid meteors are bits of debris left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes through our solar system once every 133 years. When the comet gets close to the sun it heats up and releases debris into its orbit. The bits and pieces from Comet Swift-Tuttle slam into the Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 210,000 kilometers (130,000 miles) per hour, lighting up the night sky with fast-moving Perseid meteors. Spectators can expect to witness anything between 50 and 80 meteors or "shooting stars" in one hour! We can surely advise the best place to be when viewing meteor showers is in Teide's National Park. If you travel up to Roques de Garcia (Where the famous "God's thumb is located) you'll probably find locals and astronomers there wrapped up warm with hot chocolate laying in their blankets... can anyone imagine a better way to do it?! Here are the dates of 2016's regular meteor showers in Tenerife. Click each for more info! January 3-4, 2016 Quadrantids April 21-22, 2016 Lyrids May 5-6, 2016 Eta Aquarids July 28-29, 2016 Delta Aquarids August 11-12, 2016 Perseids October 7, 2016 Draconids October 20-21, 2016 Orionids November 4-5, 2016 South Taurids November 11-12, 2016 North Taurids November 16-17, 2016 Leonids December 13-14, 2016 Geminids

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