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July Phoenicids Meteor Shower

The July Phoenicids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Phoenix. The meteor showers occurs between July 9-17 with the peak occuring on the Jul. 14/15 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 110.3 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 (31.6) and the Declination (-47.7).

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 47 km/s.

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July Phoenicids Meteor Shower Facts


CodePHE
ConstellationPhoenix
Max Activity Date14 Jul
Activity PeriodJuly 9-17
Right Ascension31.6
Declination-47.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉110.3 °
Speed/Velocity47
Zenith Hourly Rate4
Semi-Major Axis2.5000
Perihelion0.9700
Longitude290.3000
Eccentricity1.0000
Inclination87.0000


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