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Alpha Hydrids Meteor Shower

The Alpha Hydrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydrus. The meteor shower occurs between 15-30 Jan with the peak occuring on the 20/21 Jan every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 284 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Head of Hydrus. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (126.9) and the Declination (-8.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 43 km/s.

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Alpha Hydrids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeAHY
ConstellationHydrus
Closest Star to Radiant PointHead of Hydrus
Max Activity Date20 Jan
Activity Period15-30 Jan
Right Ascension126.9
Declination-8.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉284 °
Speed/Velocity43
Semi-Major Axis7.0700
Perihelion0.2970
Longitude103.2000
Eccentricity0.9710
Inclination58.1000


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