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Orionid Meteor Shower Observation

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 5:55 AM

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UPCOMING PAS EVENT!! This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Manila Observatory roof deck from 8pm on October 18 to 6am on October 19.

 

An excellent year for this shower because there will be only a slim crescent moon in the sky during the shower’s peak hours. These meteors stem from the most famous of all comets, Comet Halley. They’ll become visible in their greatest numbers on the night of October 20-21, and especially in the dark hours before dawn on October 21. At the peak, from a dark site, you might expect to see about 25 meteors per hour (Earth and Sky info).

 

PAS scheduled this meteor shower observation on a weekend to enable the most number of viewers to come. Despite its pre-peak schedule, we hope to see fireballs as in last year's observation.

 

Please bring your mat (or any material to lie on), drinking water/some snack provisions, warm clothing for the overnight activity. No need for a telescope or binoculars.



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