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SHOWER POWER Star Gazing At The Castillo San Gabriel

Thursday April 20, 2017

SHOWER POWER Star Gazing At The Castillo San Gabriel

Tourists visiting Lanzarote can catch a glimpse of the Las Liridas meteor shower this weekend at the Castillo de San Gabriel in the heart of Arrecife.

All of the astronomical action is set to take place from 22.30 onwards on Saturday April 22nd. And whilst the Las Liridas display isn´t expected to be as prolific as other showers, with an expected 'rainfall`of 20 meteors per hour, the conditions this weekend offer near perfect visibility, thanks to the coincidence of the new moon, which ensures the darkest background skies possible.

The meteors can be viewed through high powered telescopes which will be provided by the experts at Lanzarote Astronomy and entrance is free of charge.

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