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Andromedids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Andromedids Meteor Shower Occur

The Andromedids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Andromeda. The meteor shower occurs between Oct 26-Nov 20 with the peak occurring on the Nov 08 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 223 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 coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (20.7) and the Declination (28).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 18 km/s.

The Andromedids are a faint meteor shower that is the result of the break up of the Biela comet. The radiant point used to be in Cassiopeia but the radiant point is now in Andromeda.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Andromedids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid3D/Biela
Closest Star to Radiant PointCih
Peak Activity DateNov 08
Activity PeriodOct 26-Nov 20
Right Ascension20.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉223 °
Semi-Major Axis2.9900

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