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Kappa Serpentids Meteor Shower

The Kappa Serpentids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Serpens. The meteor showers occurs between 1 Apr- 7 Apr with the peak occuring on the 05-Apr every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 20 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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 Kappa Serpentis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (240.2) and the Declination (16.8).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 4. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 47 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Kappa Serpentids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeKSE
ConstellationSerpens
Closest Star to Radiant PointKappa Serpentis
Max Activity Date05 Apr
Activity Period1 Apr- 7 Apr
Right Ascension240.2
Declination16.8
Solar Longitude / λ ☉20 °
Speed/Velocity47
Zenith Hourly Rate4
Semi-Major Axis7.9000
Perihelion0.4890
Longitude20.1000
Eccentricity0.9710
Inclination72.5000

Location of the Radiant Point for the Kappa Serpentids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the Kappa Serpentids radiate from within Serpens



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Brian MarshSunday, 9th April 2017 5:13:58 AM
Can these be seen in Northern New York USA