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Nu Ursae Majorids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Nu Ursae Majorids Meteor Shower Occur

The Nu Ursae Majorids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Ursa Major. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 54.4 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 2003 QO104. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Alula Borealis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (173.5) and the Declination (45.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 9 km/s.

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Nu Ursae Majorids Meteor Shower Facts

ConstellationUrsa Major
Associated Asteroid2003 QO104?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAlula Borealis
Peak Activity Date15th May
Right Ascension173.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉54.4 °
Semi-Major Axis2.2200

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