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Northern Delta Cancrids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Northern Delta Cancrids Meteor Shower Occur

The Northern Delta Cancrids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cancer. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 296 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 1991 AQ. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Asellus Australis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (127.6) and the Declination (21.5).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 27 km/s.

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Northern Delta Cancrids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeNCC
ConstellationCancer
Associated Asteroid1991 AQ?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAsellus Australis
Peak Activity Date16th January
Right Ascension127.6
Declination21.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉296 °
Speed/Velocity27
Semi-Major Axis2.2300
Perihelion0.4100
Longitude290.0000
Eccentricity0.8140
Inclination2.7000


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