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The Leonidian meteor shower, one of the most active meteoric rain of the year, will be seen in most parts of the country in the late hours of November 21st until dawn on November 22nd.

Meteor strikes past past stars in the night sky over Leeberge during the Perseid meteoric rays in Grossmuglu, Austria (Reuters | MANILA BULLETIN)


According to the Philippine atmosphere, geophysical and astronomical services (PAGASA), meteoric rain can be observed for about two days, focusing on the early morning of November 22.

He noted that the meteor shower Leonids emanates from the constellation Leo and can be observed in the eastern horizon.

But unlike previous years, when hundreds of meteors were produced, astronomers and experts do not predict many meteorites this year.

The zenith hourly speed of about 15 meteors may occur in the late hours of November 21 to dawn the following day.
The Leonids meteor shower is made of remnants of debris that have left repeated passes through the 55P / Tempel-Tuttle indoor solar comet system.
Likewise, this month, PAGASA said that gorgeous star formation, known as the constellation Cassiopeia, Draco, the bear minor or the Little Bear, including the constellations Perseus and Camelopardalis, will be a good goal for asthropography.

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