Rain of stars in Fuerteventura on April 22-23: when and where to see it

Rain of stars in Fuerteventura on April 22-23: when and where to see it

The rain of stars that will manifest itself on April 22nd and 23rd in the Canary Islands area is called Lyrids.
This is space debris originating from Comet Thatcher.
NASA has been observing this known meteor shower for about 2,700 years.

In practice, once a year, the earth crosses the ring in which these fragments left by Comet Thatcher are found and, more or less, on the same days, it is possible to admire the showers of stars.

When to see the rain of stars in Fuerteventura

The best dates to see the rain of stars in the Canary Islands will be April 22nd and 23rd.
The rain is expected to have an average intensity of 20 meteors per hour with peaks of 100 meteors per hour in some years.
However, it is not easy to predict in which years there will be more explosions than others.
Last year the peak was at 5am on April 22nd.
Maybe if you get up early, look up at the sky!

Where to observe the Lyrids

Fuerteventura boasts some spectacular Miradores dedicated to observing the stars from which you can certainly admire the spectacle of the Lyrids in the days when the meteors pass.
Alternatively there are many uncrowded beaches or places with too much artificial light where you can admire the rain of stars in peace.
We have dedicated an article about it.
You can find many spots from which to observe the stars

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