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June Bootids Meteor Shower

The June Bootids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Bootes. The meteor shower occurs between June 27-July 5 with the peak occuring on the Jun. 28/29 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 96.3 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 source of the meteor shower is 7P/Pons-Winnecke. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Nekkar. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (222.9) and the Declination (47.9).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is Var. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 14 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.

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June Bootids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet7P/Pons-Winnecke
Closest Star to Radiant PointNekkar
Max Activity Date27 Jun
Population Index2
Activity PeriodJune 27-July 5
Right Ascension222.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉96.3 °
Zenith Hourly RateVar

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