Sky-gazers will probably be in for a deal with this month, with a partial lunar eclipse and the Perseid meteor shower each visible in the Philippines in the approaching weeks.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has introduced that the eclipse will start at 11.50pm on Monday, August 7, and will finish at four.51am the subsequent morning.
“It will be visible in the Philippines,” a PAGASA assertion stated. “In Manila, the moon will rise at 6.03pm and will set at 5am.”
NASA has stated that the partial eclipse will probably be visible the world over, however estimated that it wouldn’t last more than two hours.
For these underwhelmed by this week’s spectacle, NASA says full eclipse of the moon will probably be visible in the Philippines on January 31 subsequent yr.
A complete photo voltaic eclipse can be due this month, on August 21 — however to witness this you’d have to journey to Hawaii or past.
Meanwhile, on August 12 and 13, the evening skies will probably be lit up by the Perseid meteor shower.
PAGASA says that, climate and moonlight allowing, a minimum of 50 or extra meteors needs to be visible throughout peak hours.
“The Perseids meteor shower radiate out from the constellation Perseus, which is located in the eastern horizon during August,” the climate bureau stated.
While the meteor shower would almost definitely be visible to the bare eye, it’s best considered on larger floor the place there may be little or no synthetic mild.
Anyone who misses the show can watch NASA’s livestream right here.
The Perseid meteors, so referred to as as a result of they seem to return from the constellation Perseus, are literally remnants of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which has a 133-year orbit across the solar.
Swift-Tuttle final appeared in 1992 and will return in 2126.