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Delta Arietids Meteor Shower

The Delta Arietids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Aries. The meteor showers occurs between December 8-January 2 with the peak occuring on the Dec. 8/9 every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 216 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Botein. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (48.1) and the Declination (20.4).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 29 km/s.

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Delta Arietids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeDAT
ConstellationAries
Closest Star to Radiant PointBotein
Max Activity Date08 Dec
Activity PeriodDecember 8-January 2
Right Ascension48.1
Declination20.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉216 °
Speed/Velocity29
Semi-Major Axis1.9400
Perihelion0.3000
Longitude215.2000
Eccentricity0.8460
Inclination3.2000


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