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August Delta Capricornids Meteor Shower

When and where does the August Delta Capricornids Meteor Shower Occur

The August Delta Capricornids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Capricornus. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 146 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Deneb Algedi. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (328.7) and the Declination (-16).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 22 km/s.

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August Delta Capricornids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeADC
ConstellationCapricornus
Associated Comet45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Closest Star to Radiant PointDeneb Algedi
Peak Activity Date19th August
Right Ascension328.7
Declination-16
Solar Longitude / λ ☉146 °
Speed/Velocity22
Semi-Major Axis2.4140
Perihelion0.5970
Longitude327.0000
Inclination2.8000


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