PAGASA: You Can See an Average of 40 Falling Stars This Month

PAGASA You Can See an Average of 40 Falling Stars This Month

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According to that Disney classic, anything your heart desires will come to you when you wish upon a star. But when you wish upon 40, you can expect a merry Christmas. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), an average of 40 meteors or falling stars will light up the Philippine sky this month.

The weather bureau said that the Geminids meteor shower will be active from December 4 to 17. Its peak activity will be on the night of December 14 until the early hours of December 15. If the weather permits, 40 meteors can be seen each hour during its peak time.

The Geminids meteor shower comes from an asteroid named 3200 Phaethon, which orbits closer to the sun than any named asteroid. Its name is derived from the Greek myth of Phaethon, the son of the sun god Helios.

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