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Daytime Zeta Perseids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Daytime Zeta Perseids Meteor Shower Occur

The Daytime Zeta Perseids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Perseus. The meteor shower occurs between 20 May- 5 Jul with the peak occurring on the 09-Jun every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 74.5 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 Zeta Persei. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (67.4) and the Declination (23.4).

Zenith Hourly Rate

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 26 km/s.

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Daytime Zeta Perseids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet2P/Encke
Closest Star to Radiant PointZeta Persei
Peak Activity Date09-Jun
Activity Period20 May- 5 Jul
Right Ascension67.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉74.5 °
Zenith Hourly Rate20
Semi-Major Axis1.5500

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