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Beta Herculids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Beta Herculids Meteor Shower Occur

The Beta Herculids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hercules. The meteor shower occurs between February 13-16 with the peak occurring on the February 14 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 324 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Kornephoros. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (246) and the Declination (23.5).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 56 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Beta Herculids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeBHE
ConstellationHercules
Closest Star to Radiant PointKornephoros
Peak Activity DateFebruary 14
Activity PeriodFebruary 13-16
Right Ascension246
Declination23.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉324 °
Speed/Velocity56


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