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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, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 46 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 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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