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Beta Cancrids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Beta Cancrids Meteor Shower Occur

The Beta Cancrids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cancer. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 316.2 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 believed to be Asteroid 2002 MT3. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Altarf. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (119.4) and the Declination (11).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 15 km/s.

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Beta Cancrids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2002 MT3?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAltarf
Peak Activity Date5th February
Right Ascension119.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉316.2 °
Semi-Major Axis2.2500

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