Meteor shower on December 14, 40 meteors per hour


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Here’s what stargazers should look forward peaking on the night of December 14 to early dawn of December 15. The annual Geminids meteor shower will occur starting from December 4 to 17.

According to Vicente Malano from PAGASA, this is not an ordinary meteor shower the comes from a comet. Its showers will come from the asteriod 3200 Phaethon. And since this meteor is very rocky compared to other showers, these “falling stars” can be seen easily by the naked eye. During these days, an average of 40 meteors will be seen per hour.

On the other hand, on December 22 starts the winter solstice. This means the Philippines will be experiencing much longer night than day.