Orionids meteor shower to be visible in PH starting Oct. 17 – PAGASA
Robie de Guzman • October 17, 2019 • 983
MANILA, Philippines – Astronomy enthusiasts in the country will get to see the Orionids meteor shower as it dazzles the night skies starting Thursday, Oct. 17, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
It added that the Orionids meteor shower will be active from Oct. 17 to 25. It will reach its peak on the nights of Oct. 21 to 22.
“At maximum rates, the shower may reach 15 meteors per hour that may be observed at favorable sky condition,” the state weather bureau said, adding that there may also be lulls during the traditional maximum peak nights.
PAGASA explained that the Orionids meteor shower occurs around October when the Earth is passing through the stream of debris left behind by Comet Halley, the parent comet of the Orionid shower.
Orionids meteors are described as bright or radiant, and usually put out the greatest number in the few hours before dawn.
MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) east of Quezon Province has developed into tropical depression (TD) ‘Butchoy,’ according to the latest report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 4:00 pm on Thursday (June 11), PAGASA located the eye of TD Butchoy at 75 km Northwest of Daet, Camarines Norte.
It is moving West-Northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
Thus, PAGASA raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (CWS) No. 1 over the following areas:
The southern portion of Aurora
The northern and central portion of Quezon
Under TCWS #1, winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
TD Butchoy is forecast to cross Polillo Islands and make landfall over northern Quezon-southern Aurora area between tonight and tomorrow morning Friday (June 12).
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