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Kappa Aquariids Meteor Shower

The Kappa Aquariids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower peaks on the 22nd September every year.

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


CodeKAQ
ConstellationAquarius
Associated Asteroid2006 AR3?
Closest Star to Radiant PointSitula
Peak Activity Date22nd September
Right Ascension342.3
Declination-2.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉179 °
Speed/Velocity15
Semi-Major Axis2.9400
Perihelion0.8670
Longitude186.6000
Inclination2.1000


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