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Daytime Kappa Aquariids Meteor Shower

The Daytime Kappa Aquariids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower peaks on the 15th March every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 354.4 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 believed to be Asteroid 2002 EV11. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Situla. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (340.2) and the Declination (-7.3).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 30 km/s.

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Daytime Kappa Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeMKA
ConstellationAquarius
Associated Asteroid2002 EV11?
Closest Star to Radiant PointSitula
Peak Activity Date15th March
Right Ascension340.2
Declination-7.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉354.4 °
Speed/Velocity30
Semi-Major Axis-2.1300
Perihelion0.1800
Longitude354.4000
Eccentricity0.8600
Inclination2.5000


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