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July Rho Herculids Meteor Shower

When and where does the July Rho Herculids Meteor Shower Occur

The July Rho Herculids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hercules. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 125.8 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 Asteroid 2011 MC. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Rho Herculis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (265.9) and the Declination (36.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 15 km/s.

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July Rho Herculids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeJRH
ConstellationHercules
Associated Asteroid2011 MC
Closest Star to Radiant PointRho Herculis
Peak Activity Date29th July
Right Ascension265.9
Declination36.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉125.8 °
Speed/Velocity15
Perihelion0.9820
Longitude125.8000
Eccentricity0.5530
Inclination19.7300


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