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Epsilon Aquilids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Epsilon Aquilids Meteor Shower Occur

The Epsilon Aquilids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquila. The meteor shower occurs between May 4-27 with the peak occurring on the May17/18 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 63 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 Deneb al Okab Borealis. 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 al Okab Borealis
Peak Activity DateMay17/18
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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