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Northern Iota Aquariids Meteor Shower

The Northern Iota Aquariids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Aquarius. The meteor showers occurs between Aug 11-Sep 10 with the peak occuring 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


CodeNIA
ConstellationAquarius
Closest Star to Radiant PointIota Aquarii
Max Activity Date25 Aug
Activity PeriodAug 11-Sep 10
Right Ascension346.7
Declination-1.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉148 °
Speed/Velocity31
Semi-Major Axis1.7600
Perihelion0.2340
Longitude147.8000
Eccentricity0.8740
Inclination5.9000


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