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Northern Taurids Meteor Shower

The Northern Taurids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Taurus. The meteor shower occurs between Oct 12-Dec 2 with the peak occurring on the Nov. 4-7 every year.

The meteor shower occurs between Oct 12-Dec 2 with the peak occurring on the Nov. 4-7 every year.

The meteor shower peaks on the Nov. 4-7 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 220 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 Comet 2P/Encke. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (48.9) and the Declination (20.7).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 5. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 28 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 2. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, faint meteors are more frequent.

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Northern Taurids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet2P/Encke
Peak Activity DateNov. 4-7
Population Index2
Activity PeriodOct 12-Dec 2
Right Ascension48.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉220 °
Zenith Hourly Rate5
Semi-Major Axis2.1300

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