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The Leonids meteor shower, one of the most active meteor showers of the year, will be visible in most parts of the country in the late hours of November 21 through the dawn of 22 November.

A meteorite flows old stars in the night sky above Leeberg hill during Perseid's atmospheric Atomic rock in Grossmugl, Austria (Reuters | MANILA BULLETIN)

(Manila Bulletin)

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomy Administration (PAGASA), the meteor shower can be seen over a period of about two days, focusing on the early morning hours on November 22nd.

He noted that the Leonids meteor shower would radiate from the constellation of Leo and can be seen on the eastern horizon.

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

An hourly zenith price of about 15 meteorites may occur in the late hours of November 21 through the dawn of the following day.
The Leonids meteor shower is created by the pieces of debris that remain behind the repeated passes through the 55P / Tempel-Tuttle inner solar system.
Likewise, this month, PAGASA said the wonderful star formation W known as the constellations of Cassiopeia, Draco, ursa minor or Little Bear, including the constellations of Perseus and Camelopardalis, will be a good target for astrophotography.


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