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Kappa Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Kappa Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Kappa Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 179 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 believed to be Asteroid 2006 AR3. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Situla. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (342.3) and the Declination (-2.5).

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

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Kappa Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2006 AR3?
Closest Star to Radiant PointSitula
Peak Activity Date22nd September
Right Ascension342.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉179 °
Semi-Major Axis2.9400

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