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Delta Chamaeleontids Meteor Shower

The Delta Chamaeleontids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Chamaeleon. The meteor shower peaks on the 14th February every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 325.7 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Delta1 Chamaeleontis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (208.3) and the Declination (-78.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 42 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Delta Chamaeleontids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeDCH
ConstellationChamaeleon
Closest Star to Radiant PointDelta1 Chamaeleontis
Peak Activity Date14th February
Right Ascension208.3
Declination-78.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉325.7 °
Speed/Velocity42
Perihelion0.9400
Longitude145.7000
Eccentricity0.6000
Inclination42.0000


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