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A2 Taurids Meteor Shower

When and where does the A2 Taurids Meteor Shower Occur

The A2 Taurids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Taurus. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 233 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

The source of the meteor shower is Comet 2012 UR158. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (60.7) and the Declination (23.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 28 km/s.

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A2 Taurids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeATS
ConstellationTaurus
Associated Comet2012 UR158
Peak Activity Date22nd May
Right Ascension60.7
Declination23.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉233 °
Speed/Velocity28
Semi-Major Axis2.1900
Perihelion0.3850
Longitude233.4000
Eccentricity0.8230
Inclination2.7000


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