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Pi Cetids Meteor Shower

The Pi Cetids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cetus. The meteor showers occurs between 16 Jun- 4 Jul with the peak occuring on the 26-Jun every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 95 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 C/1874 G1 (Winnecke)?. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Pi Ceti. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (24.1) and the Declination (-11.7).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 4. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 67 km/s.

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Pi Cetids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated AsteroidC/1874 G1 (Winnecke)?
Closest Star to Radiant PointPi Ceti
Max Activity Date26 Jun
Activity Period16 Jun- 4 Jul
Right Ascension24.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉95 °
Zenith Hourly Rate4

Location of the Radiant Point for the Pi Cetids Meteor Shower

Map showing the location of where the Pi Cetids radiate from within Cetus

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