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Perseid Meteor Shower 2008

Aug 11, 2008 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Philippines

Perseid Meteor Shower 2008 Well I just read in the news that there will be a meteor shower on which they called it Perseid Meteor Shower 2008 .

Abs-Cbn Reported

With clear skies expected to prevail over the country in the next few days, astronomy enthusiasts can watch out for a spectacular meteor display tomorrow night, the weather bureau said yesterday.

Prisco Nilo, director of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said the Perseid meteor shower will peak on the night of Aug. 12 until dawn the following day, with hundreds of meteors per hour to be observed under most favorable sky conditions.

“Occasionally, an exceptional shower may show tens or even hundreds of meteors per minute, but around 50 meteors per hour is more typical,” Nilo said in a statement.
He said the Perseid meteor shower is the most reliable one to be seen from Aug. 10 to 14 of each year.

The famous Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2000 years, with the first known information on it coming from the Far East. Perseids came to be known later as the “Tears of St. Lawrence.”

I have not seen a Meteor Shower yet. But I will try to update this post if in case I can find some pictures of the So Called Perseid Meteor Shower 2008, because there has been report that it will visible in Philippines.

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  • I never saw a meteor shower too, when will it be visible in the Philipines? I can’t wait and am excited.

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