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Omega Piscids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Omega Piscids Meteor Shower Occur

The Omega Piscids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Pisces. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 174 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 2001 HA4. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Omega Piscium. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (0.5) and the Declination (-8.8).

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

How to Find and View the Omega Piscids

Northern Hemisphere

The best time to see them is when the night has drawn in and its dark. For London, you should look at any time after 9 p.m. as the Omega Piscium will be visible until the Sun appears. You should look towards the South - South/Easterly direction and not far above the horizon. The later in the night, the higher the position will be but will never be overhead.

Southern Hemisphere

You should be able to see the Omega Piscids soon after it gets dark. You need to look in an easterly - north/easterly direction. The constellation will get higher in the sky than it does in the northern hemisphere.

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Omega Piscids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeOPC
ConstellationPisces
Associated Asteroid2001 HA4?
Closest Star to Radiant PointOmega Piscium
Peak Activity Date17th September
Right Ascension0.5
Declination-8.8
Solar Longitude / λ ☉174 °
Speed/Velocity21
Semi-Major Axis3.1650
Perihelion0.6420
Longitude3.0000
Inclination5.7000

Location of the Radiant Point for the Omega Piscids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the Omega Piscids radiate from within Pisces

The image showing the location of Omega Piscids was generated using the free application Stellarium.




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