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January Nu Orionids Meteor Shower

The January Nu Orionids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Orion. The meteor shower peaks on the 28th January every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 307.9 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 2003 AC23. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Nu Orionis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (88) and the Declination (12).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 12 km/s.

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January Nu Orionids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeJNO
ConstellationOrion
Associated Asteroid2003 AC23?
Closest Star to Radiant PointNu Orionis
Peak Activity Date28th January
Right Ascension88
Declination12
Solar Longitude / λ ☉307.9 °
Speed/Velocity12
Semi-Major Axis1.8660
Perihelion0.8540
Longitude112.5000
Eccentricity0.5240
Inclination4.1000


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