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Eta Carinids Meteor Shower

The Eta Carinids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Carina. The meteor showers occurs between 14-Jan - 27 Jan with the peak occuring 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 Eta Carinae. 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 PointEta Carinae
Max Activity Date21 Jan
Activity Period14-Jan - 27 Jan
Right Ascension160
Solar Longitude / λ ☉280.7 °

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