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Chi Capricornids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Chi Capricornids Meteor Shower Occur

The Chi Capricornids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Capricornus. The meteor shower occurs between 29 Jan- 28 Feb with the peak occurring on the 13-Feb every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 58.1 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 Chi Capricorni. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (314.3) and the Declination (-23.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 65 km/s.

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Chi Capricornids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointChi Capricorni
Peak Activity Date13-Feb
Activity Period29 Jan- 28 Feb
Right Ascension314.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉58.1 °
Semi-Major Axis3.0410

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