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).
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.
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.
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.
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Eta Serpentis|
|Peak Activity Date||27-Jun|
|Activity Period||2 Jun- 29 Jul|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||95 °|
|Zenith Hourly Rate||2-4|
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