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MANILA, Philippines—Meteors caused by the annual Eta Aquarids shower will streak across Philippine skies before dawn on Sunday or Monday, the weather bureau said.

Stargazers in the country will be able to see from five to 10 meteors per hour during the shower that will occur before sunrise on May 5 or 6, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Based on the monthly astronomical diary prepared by Pagasa officer in charge Vicente Malano, the meteor shower will originate from the dust released by the famous Halley’s Comet (1P/Halley) during its countless voyages through the solar system.

“The shower results when earth crosses the orbit of Halley’s Comet, running into clouds of debris or meteoroids shed by the comet due to the heating of the sun,” Pagasa said.


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Tags: Eta Aquarids shower , Halley’s comet , Meteor , Meteor Showers , Philippine skies

  • nizon

    Why is this article on business news?

  • Pepe Smith

    Only in the Philippines and only in the Inquirer! Is this article of any help? What time will the meteor shower be visible? What part of the sky, north, south, east, west, or from what constellation will the showers be coming from? The writer should specify if he/she want to help the people witness this rare event.

  • TheThinkker

    This is more heavenly to wait for and watch versus the zarzuelas in pinoy politics, showbiz, and whatever they show on TV that doesn’t life up the spirit.



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