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Northern Iota Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Northern Iota Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Northern Iota Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower occurs between Aug 11-Sep 10 with the peak occurring on the Aug. 25/26 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 148 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 Iota Aquarii. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (346.7) and the Declination (-1.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 31 km/s.

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Northern Iota Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointIota Aquarii
Peak Activity DateAug. 25/26
Activity PeriodAug 11-Sep 10
Right Ascension346.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉148 °
Semi-Major Axis1.7600

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