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There’ll be a meteor shower tonight!

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Get those binoculars and telescopes off your dusty closets. And just wish it won’t rain tonight.

Things are looking… up! And brightly!

A “prolific” meteor shower is expected to light up the skies of Asia and Europe for two days – tomorrow night (Nov. 17) and Wednesday (Nov. 18), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Here in the Philippines, Pagasa administrator Prisco Nilo said Filipinos will get a glimpse of the meteorological phenomenon, known as the “Leonids” meteor shower, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following day.

“We have a very good chance that we’ll see meteor showers,” Nilo said.

According to scientists, tonight’s meteor shower might produce more or less 500 meteors an hour!

Below is a sample video of what Leonids are (thanks to YouTube):

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