Meteor showers expected to be seen tonight but PAGASA can’t guarantee cloudless skies

They will be seen in the skies until Friday next week.

Jeanette Andrade of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that the meteor shower known as the Orionids will start becoming visible in the skies beginning Thursday night, October 17 until Friday next week (October 25) .


But according to the report, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) "cannot guarantee cloudless skies" that will make the meteor showers more visible because it forecasts "light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms on Thursday in Metro Manila, Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao."


Pagasa's chief astronomer Dario de la Cruz said "the maximum peak nights of the meteor shower would be on Oct. 21 and 22 where at least 15 meteors per hour are expected to streak across the sky." He added that the Orionids are "best observed shortly before midnight until dawn from October 17 to 25."


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