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Northern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Northern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Northern Delta Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower occurs between July 16-Sepember 10 with the peak occurring on the Aug. 13/14 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 141 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Skat. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (347.6) and the Declination (2.1).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 38 km/s.

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Northern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeNDA
ConstellationAquarius
Associated AsteroidMarsden and Kracht Sungrazing
Closest Star to Radiant PointSkat
Peak Activity DateAug. 13/14
Activity PeriodJuly 16-Sepember 10
Right Ascension347.6
Declination2.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉141 °
Speed/Velocity38
Semi-Major Axis1.9700
Perihelion0.0900
Longitude140.8000
Eccentricity0.9550
Inclination22.3000


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