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Puppid/Velids Meteor Shower

The Puppid/Velids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Puppis. The meteor showers occurs between Dec 01 - Dec 15 with the peak occuring on the Dec 07 every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 255 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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 .

This meteor Shower occurs in an area of space between the constellations of Puppis and Vela. It is a weak meteor shower compared to other meteor showers and will not produce much in the way of excitement.

The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Naos. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123) and the Declination (-45).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 10. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 40 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. 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, bright meteors are more frequent.

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Puppid/Velids Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationPuppis
Closest Star to Radiant PointNaos
Max Activity Date07 Dec
Population Index3
Activity PeriodDec 01 - Dec 15
Right Ascension123
Declination-45
Solar Longitude / λ ☉255 °
Speed/Velocity40
Zenith Hourly Rate10


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