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November Iota Aurigids Meteor Shower

When and where does the November Iota Aurigids Meteor Shower Occur

The November Iota Aurigids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Auriga. The meteor shower occurs between 1 Nov- 23 Nov with the peak occurring on the 15-Nov every year.

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).

Zenith Hourly Rate

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.

How to Find and View the November Iota Aurigids

Northern Hemisphere

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.

Southern Hemisphere

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.

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November Iota Aurigids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointHassaleh
Peak Activity Date15-Nov
Activity Period1 Nov- 23 Nov
Right Ascension5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉233.6 °
Zenith Hourly Rate8
Semi-Major Axis1.0760

Location of the Radiant Point for the November Iota Aurigids Meteor Shower

Map showing the location of where the November Iota Aurigids radiate from within Auriga

The image showing the location of November Iota Aurigids was generated using the free application Night Vision.

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Rob hardinMonday, 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
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