The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 233.6 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 Hassaleh. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (5) and the Declination (33).
The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 8. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 36 km/s.
The meteors shower should be visible as soon as it gets dark from about 6 p.m. Look in a North-Easterly direction just above the horizon. The star and therefore the meteor shower should be visible until the Sun rises.
The Iota Aurigae is not visible in the sky until late at night, we're talking about 11 - 12 o'clock. You will need to look in a North-Easterly direction. It is then over visible for about five hours before disappearing due to the Sun rising.
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Hassaleh|
|Peak Activity Date||15-Nov|
|Activity Period||1 Nov- 23 Nov|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||233.6 °|
|Zenith Hourly Rate||8|
The image showing the location of November Iota Aurigids was generated using the free application Night Vision.
There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.
You can decline to give a name which if that is the case, the comment will be attributed to a random star. A name is preferred even if its a random made up one by yourself.
|Rob hardin||Monday, 12th August 2019 1:08:48 AM|
|Why haven’t The meteors eroded away to nothing over the centuries.? How many tons of material does a meteor lose to earths gravity annually? Will the meteor ever erode to nothing? Thank you for your time rob|