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Pi Puppids Meteor Shower

The Pi Puppids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Puppis. The meteor showers occurs between Apr 15 - Apr 28 with the peak occuring on the Apr 23 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 33.6 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 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Ahadi. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (110.4) and the Declination (-45.1).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is Var. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 15 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 2. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, faint meteors are more frequent.

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Pi Puppids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet26P/Grigg-Skjellerup
Closest Star to Radiant PointAhadi
Max Activity Date23 Apr
Population Index2
Activity PeriodApr 15 - Apr 28
Right Ascension110.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉33.6 °
Zenith Hourly RateVar
Semi-Major Axis2.9700

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