An activity is being run in the pedanía of El Berro up in the Sierra de Espuña to co-incide with the night of the Perseides.
This is the best night of the year to watch the skies above for shooting stars, the night of the Perseides, often known poetically as the lágrimas de San Lorenzo, the tears of Saint Lorenzo, or the rain of stars.
Whilst this is a rather fanciful description, the stars falling at a rate of no more than a couple per minute, its still a wonderful excuse to pack up a picnic, find an area with as little artificial light contamination as possible and settle down with a bottle of wine for a spot of star watching, or should that be wishing, after all, isn't each one worth a wish if you can think of a wish before the light of the star disappears.
These stars are actually the tragic remains of the comet Swift-Tuttle being just tiny particles of dust entering the atmosphere at high velocity, disintegrating right in front of our eyes.
The neighbours of El Berro are running a star watching activity, high up in the Sierra Espuña, where there is very little light contamination, and is taking place in the company of an expert astronomer.
It costs 2 euros to participate.
There is a good camping site at El Berro if you want to stay the night, or the nearby La Mariposa Hotel is about a 15 minute drive away. Alternatively, take a drive up to the woods with a picnic and watch in the open air, although have a good sleep in the afternoon as the action doesnt start until near to midnight.
To participate in El Berro:
Call 619 475 41
Or if you have problems with the language, call the Tourist office in Alhama on 968 633 512 and they'll be happy to help.
For more information about the pedanía of El Berro, Click El Berro
For more general information about visiting the Sierra Espuña, Click Sierra Espuña
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