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Omega Taurids Meteor Shower

The Omega Taurids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Taurus. The meteor shower peaks on the 24th November every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 242 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 2002 UK11. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Omega Tauri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (65.2) and the Declination (15.1).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 23 km/s.

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Omega Taurids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeFTA
ConstellationTaurus
Associated Asteroid2002 UK11?
Closest Star to Radiant PointOmega Tauri
Peak Activity Date24th November
Right Ascension65.2
Declination15.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉242 °
Speed/Velocity23
Semi-Major Axis2.1000
Perihelion0.5170
Longitude62.7000
Eccentricity0.7510
Inclination5.1000


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