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August Mu Draconids Meteor Shower

The August Mu Draconids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Draco. The meteor shower peaks on the 8th December every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 149 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 Asteroid 2008 ED69. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Mu Draconis B. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (256.4) and the Declination (62.5).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 21 km/s.

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August Mu Draconids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeAMD
ConstellationDraco
Associated Asteroid2008 ED69
Closest Star to Radiant PointMu Draconis B
Peak Activity Date8th December
Right Ascension256.4
Declination62.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉149 °
Speed/Velocity21
Semi-Major Axis2.8700
Perihelion1.0090
Longitude149.5000
Eccentricity0.6480
Inclination33.8000


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