2 meteor showers to grace PH night sky this December

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 4) — Stargazers are in for a treat this December as two meteor showers will light up the country’s night sky.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the Geminid meteor shower will be active from Dec. 4 to 17 and will peak on Dec. 14.

The Ursid meteor shower, meanwhile, will be active from Dec. 17 to 26 and will peak on Dec. 22.

"Meteor showers are observable through the naked eye, and no special equipment such as telescopes or binoculars is needed," PAGASA said in its December Astrological Diary.

"Maximize the viewing experience by choosing a dark observation site away from the city lights under clear and moonless sky conditions," it added.