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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 occurring on the 27-Sep every year.

The meteor shower occurs between 9 Sep- 9 Oct with the peak occurring on the 27-Sep every year.

The meteor shower peaks 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 Asteroid 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.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Daytime Sextantids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeDSX
ConstellationSextans
Associated Asteroid2005 UD
Peak Activity Date27-Sep
Activity Period9 Sep- 9 Oct
Right Ascension156.6
Declination-2.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉188 °
Speed/Velocity33
Zenith Hourly Rate20
Semi-Major Axis1.1400
Perihelion0.1470
Longitude6.4000
Eccentricity0.8740
Inclination24.3000

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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