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Delta Mensids Meteor Shower

The Delta Mensids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Mensa. The meteor shower peaks on the 17th March every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 356.7 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 Delta Mensae. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (58) and the Declination (-80).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 33 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Delta Mensids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeDME
ConstellationMensa
Closest Star to Radiant PointDelta Mensae
Peak Activity Date17th March
Right Ascension58
Declination-80
Solar Longitude / λ ☉356.7 °
Speed/Velocity33
Semi-Major Axis3.2000
Perihelion0.9820
Longitude177.1000
Inclination56.1000


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