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Chi Capricornids Meteor Shower

The Chi Capricornids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Capricornus. The meteor showers occurs between 29 Jan- 28 Feb with the peak occuring on the 13-Feb every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 58.1 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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


CodeCCA
ConstellationCapricornus
Closest Star to Radiant PointChi Capricorni
Max Activity Date13 Feb
Activity Period29 Jan- 28 Feb
Right Ascension314.3
Declination-23.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉58.1 °
Speed/Velocity65
Semi-Major Axis3.0410
Perihelion0.7180
Longitude240.1000
Eccentricity0.7640
Inclination167.6000


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