Last Saturday we went up to the Rüfikopf to discover as many shooting stars as possible. Every year between August 9th and 14th there is a meteor stream with a maximum of shooting stars, the so-called Laurentius tears. The shooting stars in August are called the Tears of Laurentius. Saint Laurentius was a Roman deacon and died on a glowing iron grid on August 10, 258. The tortures Laurentius suffered were not without tears. Every year, even 1760 years after his death, Laurentius' tears fall from the sky as shooting stars.
The weather was perfect and we could watch the crystal clear sky wonderfully. Everyone who wanted a blanket and binoculars from Swarovski Optics and the search for the shooting stars began. Granted, I'm not a specialist in astronomy. So I liked all the more that Robert the star expert explained the numerous star images to us with a laser pointer. The music in the background created a very special atmosphere high up at 2350 m. By chance there was also a new moon this year, so there was no moonlight that disturbed the visibility of the stars. This made the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn with its unique ring and many other constellations even clearer than usual.
As you may know, every time you see a shooting star, you make a wish. Inside in the warm you could write your wish on paper, put it in an envelope, seal it with a stamp and throw it into the box of your choice. Of course I took this opportunity and threw my letter into the wish box. In a year this letter will be sent to me. Let's see if the wish has been fulfilled by then. What I wished for? I won't tell you, because that remains my secret -)
This annually recurring natural spectacle is to become a fixed item in the event calendar of Lech Zürs Tourismus from next summer. I'm looking forward to it!