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Eta Carinids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Eta Carinids Meteor Shower Occur

The Eta Carinids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Carina. The meteor shower occurs between 14-Jan - 27 Jan with the peak occurring on the 21 - Jan every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 280.7 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 Foramen. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (160) and the Declination (-60).

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Eta Carinids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointForamen
Peak Activity Date21 - Jan
Activity Period14-Jan - 27 Jan
Right Ascension160
Solar Longitude / λ ☉280.7 °

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