PAGASA Says Neptune to be Seen in PHL on July 12

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said planet Neptune will be visible to stargazers in the Philippines this Tuesday since its discovery 165 years ago.

However, the bureau said that those who are interested to take a peek on the said planet on July 12 at around 1 a.m. in the morning will need binoculars or a telescope because it will not be visible to the naked eye.

“At 1:00 a.m. (of July 12), Neptune and Uranus will be glowing at magnitude +7.8 and +5.8. They will be located 53 and 31 degrees above the east-southeast horizon, and will lie among the stars of the constellation Aquarius, the Water Bearer and Pisces, the Fish, respectively,” acting administrator Nathaniel Servando said.

Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Galle on September 23, 1846.

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