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August Nu Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the August Nu Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The August Nu Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 139.5 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 72P/Denning-Fujikawa. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Nu Aquarii. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (318.1) and the Declination (-12.2).

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

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August Nu Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet72P/Denning-Fujikawa
Closest Star to Radiant PointNu Aquarii
Peak Activity Date12th August
Right Ascension318.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉139.5 °

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