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October Draconids Meteor Shower

The October Draconids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Draco. The meteor shower peaks on the 8th October every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 195 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 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (262.9) and the Declination (55.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 21 km/s.

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October Draconids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeDRA
ConstellationDraco
Associated Comet21P/Giacobini-Zinner
Peak Activity Date8th October
Right Ascension262.9
Declination55.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉195 °
Speed/Velocity21
Semi-Major Axis3.1500
Perihelion0.9960
Longitude195.0000
Eccentricity0.7060
Inclination31.4000


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