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Northern Chi Orionids Meteor Shower

The Northern Chi Orionids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Orion. The meteor shower peaks on the 10th December every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 258 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 Asteroid 2008 XM1. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Chi1 Orionis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (83.2) and the Declination (25.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 25 km/s.

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Northern Chi Orionids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeORN
ConstellationOrion
Associated Asteroid2008 XM1
Closest Star to Radiant PointChi1 Orionis
Peak Activity Date10th December
Right Ascension83.2
Declination25.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉258 °
Speed/Velocity25
Semi-Major Axis2.0900
Perihelion0.4730
Longitude255.9000
Eccentricity0.7780
Inclination2.2000


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