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Daytime Sextantids Meteor Shower

The Daytime Sextantids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Sextans. The meteor shower occurs between 9 Sep- 9 Oct with the peak occuring on the 27-Sep every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 188 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 2005 UD. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (156.6) and the Declination (-2.4).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 20. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 33 km/s.

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Daytime Sextantids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2005 UD
Max Activity Date27 Sep
Activity Period9 Sep- 9 Oct
Right Ascension156.6
Solar Longitude / λ ☉188 °
Zenith Hourly Rate20
Semi-Major Axis1.1400

Location of the Radiant Point for the Daytime Sextantids Meteor Shower

Map showing the location of where the Daytime Sextantids radiate from within Sextans

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