Geminids meteor shower in the Philippines



After the the moon turned into “pale red” last Saturday night as it went on a partial lunar eclipse, according to weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA), it will be a starry, starry night tonight if clouds won’t obstruct the view of the Geminids meteor shower, which will reach its peak tonight, December 14.

The annual meteor shower, dubbed “the most reliable meteor shower of the year”, will feature meteors or falling stars in white, yellow, blue, red, and green.

According to the PAGASA, the meteors can be seen “at an average rate of 60 meteors per hour under a dark and cloudless sky which the quarter moon set just after midnight.”

PAGASA also enjoined star gazers to witness the yearly “June Bootid meteor shower,” which starts on Saturday night and will go on until July 2.

The agency said the meteor shower is derived from the debris ejected by Comet “7P/Pons-Winnecke”.



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