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June Scutids (Eta Serpentids) Meteor Shower

When and where does the June Scutids (Eta Serpentids) Meteor Shower Occur

The June Scutids (Eta Serpentids)  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Scutum. The meteor shower occurs between 2 Jun- 29 Jul with the peak occurring on the 27-Jun every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 95 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 (278) and the Declination (-4).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 2-4. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by.

How and When to see the June Scutids

The radiant point for the June Scutids is on the borders of constellation">Scutum and the Serpents constellation. The nearest star is Eta Serpentis which is why it is brackets.

Northern Hemisphere

The June Scutids should be visible from about ten p.m. when its dark in a south easterly direction. It will not get very high in the sky but should be visible until about 4 o'clock the next morning.

Southern Hemisphere

You will have a better view of the June Scutids from the Southern Hemisphere when it is visible from earlier on and until about five o'clock the next day. You would need to look in an easterly direction to start with as it moves across the sky, first to the north and then setting in the west.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

June Scutids (Eta Serpentids) Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationScutum
Closest Star to Radiant PointEta Serpentis
Peak Activity Date27-Jun
Activity Period2 Jun- 29 Jul
Right Ascension278
Declination-4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉95 °
Zenith Hourly Rate2-4


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