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June Scutids (Eta Serpentids) Meteor Shower

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 occuring on the 27-Jun every year.

The meteor shower occurs between 2 Jun- 29 Jul with the peak occuring on the 27-Jun every year.

The meteor shower peaks 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Eta Serpentis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (278) and the Declination (-4).

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.

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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