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Daytime Beta Taurids Meteor Shower

The Daytime Beta Taurids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Taurus. The meteor showers occurs between 5 Jun- 17 Jul with the peak occuring on the 28-Jun every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 93.5 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 2P/Encke. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Elnath. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (82) and the Declination (20).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 10. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 27 km/s.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Daytime Beta Taurids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeBTA
ConstellationTaurus
Associated Asteroid2P/Encke
Closest Star to Radiant PointElnath
Max Activity Date28 Jun
Activity Period5 Jun- 17 Jul
Right Ascension82
Declination20
Solar Longitude / λ ☉93.5 °
Speed/Velocity27
Zenith Hourly Rate10
Semi-Major Axis1.6600
Perihelion0.3250
Longitude277.0000
Eccentricity0.8042
Inclination3.6000


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