You Still Have a Chance to Catch the Geminid Meteor Shower Like These Pinoy Stargazers Did

Don't miss out on making that "wish upon a star"!
by | December 16, 2020

The annual Geminid Meteor Shower reached its peak last weekend from Dec. 13 to 14 but the phenomenon does not end there. If you missed it, you can still catch shooting stars whizzing across the sky for the next few days until Dec. 17. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that an average of up to 40 meteors per hour could be seen.

Geminids come from the debris trail of the asteroid 3200 Phaethon which the Earth orbits around every year. The best time to catch sight of these meteors is from 10 PM to 4 AM or just before the sun rises. Look for a place with less light pollution and bring your cameras for long exposures of the night sky. Pack a lot of patience too while you’re at it.

To make you even more excited and motivated to wait for the meteor shower, here are the best photos captured around the Philippines.


Negros Oriental

Photo by Maverick Rainier Cuello


San Mateo, Rizal

Photo by Miguel de Guzman via The Philippine Star


Nueva Ecija

Photo by JM Guzman via Facebook: Earth

Photo by Regina Garcia


Lucban, Quezon

Photo by Atong Ang


Legazpi, Albay


Photo by David Soo-Young Parks


San Manuel, Tarlac

Photo by Ren Robles Aguilar



Photo by Zhean Peter Nacionales via Facebook: Earth Shaker


Here’s what the Geminid Meteor Shower looks like around the world:

Reinvika, Norway


Eleven Mile Reservoir, Colorado


Amboy, California


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