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Northern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

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 occuring 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 source of the meteor shower is Marsden and Kracht Sungrazing . 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
Max Activity Date13 Aug
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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