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Nu Hydrids Meteor Shower

The Nu Hydrids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydra. The meteor shower peaks on the 19th March every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 358.7 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 believed to be Asteroid 1999 RM45. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Nu Hydri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (159.6) and the Declination (-5.3).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 20 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Nu Hydrids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeNHY
ConstellationHydra
Associated Asteroid1999 RM45?
Closest Star to Radiant PointNu Hydri
Peak Activity Date19th March
Right Ascension159.6
Declination-5.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉358.7 °
Speed/Velocity20
Semi-Major Axis2.1380
Perihelion0.7500
Longitude178.7000
Eccentricity0.9100
Inclination7.3000


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