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Epsilon Aquilids Meteor Shower

The Epsilon Aquilids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Aquila. The meteor showers occurs between May 4-27 with the peak occuring on the May17/18 every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 63 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 Deneb el Okab. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (294.1) and the Declination (20.4).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 32 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Epsilon Aquilids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeEAU
ConstellationAquila
Closest Star to Radiant PointDeneb el Okab
Max Activity Date17 May
Activity PeriodMay 4-27
Right Ascension294.1
Declination20.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉63 °
Speed/Velocity32
Semi-Major Axis0.8200
Perihelion0.4050
Longitude62.5000
Eccentricity0.5130
Inclination64.6000


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