PAGASA-Stargazing-April

Filipino stargazers, get ready for two meteor showers this month.

PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration) Astronomical Diary stated that a meteor shower called Lyrids could be observed from April 16 to 25.

When the meteor shower’s radiant Hercules rises, the said meteor shower can be observed at around 9:17PM at night and this remains active until around 5:14AM.

Another meteor shower, π-Puppids, is also found to be observable this month from April 15 to April 28, according to PAGASA. This meteor shower can be seen after sunset until the radiant sinks to the horizon by 10:09PM, according to PAGASA’s diary.

The stargazers are recommended to use dark observation sites away from the city lights under clear and moonless skies.

Source: GMA News



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