I started setting up my equipment at around 1 am at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in preparation for the relatively rare lunar occultation involving Jupiter and 4 of its brightest satellites, an event which also coincided with the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Fellow astronomy enthusiasts from the UP Astronomical Society and also some walk-in guests were there to observe. Read more.
Category: Meteor Shower
A bit hazy in Montalban, Rizal but the Milky Way still pierces through. I only saw 7 meteors in a span of 4 hours… Not a very spectacular Lyrids this year, but the dark sky and the fairly steady seeing (I saw Saturn’s bands for the first time through my telescope!) was more than what I have expected. Read more.
If you have not seen a falling star in your life, then you should join the Lyrids Public Observation of the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society :) Expect to see around 15 meteors per hour; that’s 1 meteor every 4 minutes, quite decent in terms of meteor shower standards. This event is FREE of charge and open to everyone.