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eta Aquariids Meteor Shower

The eta Aquariids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Aquarius. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 46 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 source of the meteor shower is 1P/Halley. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (338.1) and the Declination (-0.8).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 66 km/s.

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eta Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeETA
ConstellationAquarius
Associated Asteroid1P/Halley
Right Ascension338.1
Declination-0.8
Solar Longitude / λ ☉46 °
Speed/Velocity66
Semi-Major Axis7.4100
Perihelion0.5870
Longitude46.2000
Eccentricity0.9550
Inclination163.6000


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