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 Comet 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.
The Beta Taurids are going to be hard to see because they appear when the Sun is full on. The star, Elnath appears on the horizon at about 4 a.m. just before the Sun arrives so you may be lucky to catch a meteor at that time. You may be lucky also about 8 p.m. when the Sun is setting as the associated star is just above the horizon. The star first appears in a north-easterly direction and "leads" the Sun across the sky before dipping below in a north-westerly direction.
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Elnath|
|Peak Activity Date||28-Jun|
|Activity Period||5 Jun- 17 Jul|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||93.5 °|
|Zenith Hourly Rate||10|
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