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Gamma Normids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Gamma Normids Meteor Shower Occur

The Gamma Normids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Norma. The meteor shower occurs between Feb 25 - Mar 22 with the peak occurring on the Mar 13 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 352.7 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 coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (250) and the Declination (-51.1).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 4. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is -56 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 2. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, faint meteors are more frequent.

How to Find and View the Gamma Normids

Southern Hemisphere

The Gamma Normids meteor shower radiate from the Norma constellation, a small constellation that is seen in the southern hemisphere. The radiant point, the point where the Meteors radiate from is near the star known as Gamma Normae which is the brightest star in the constellation.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Gamma Normids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeGNO
ConstellationNorma
Closest Star to Radiant PointGamma1 Normae
Peak Activity DateMar 13
Population Index2
Activity PeriodFeb 25 - Mar 22
Right Ascension250
Declination-51.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉352.7 °
Speed/Velocity-56
Zenith Hourly Rate4
Perihelion0.8900
Longitude172.7000
Eccentricity0.7200
Inclination133.0000

Location of the Radiant Point for the Gamma Normids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the Gamma Normids radiate from within Norma

The image showing the location of Gamma Normids was generated using the free application Night Vision.




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