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Eta Serpentids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Eta Serpentids Meteor Shower Occur

The Eta Serpentids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Serpens. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 151 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 believed to be Asteroid 2000 QS7. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Eta Serpentis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (287.7) and the Declination (-3.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 9 km/s.

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Eta Serpentids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2000 QS7?
Closest Star to Radiant PointEta Serpentis
Peak Activity Date24th August
Right Ascension287.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉151 °
Semi-Major Axis1.7950

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