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Puppid/Velids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Puppid/Velids Meteor Shower Occur

The Puppid/Velids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Puppis. The meteor shower occurs between Dec 01 - Dec 15 with the peak occurring on the Dec 07 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 255 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 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).

Zenith Hourly Rate

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.

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.

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Puppid/Velids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointNaos
Peak Activity DateDec 07
Population Index3
Activity PeriodDec 01 - Dec 15
Right Ascension123
Solar Longitude / λ ☉255 °
Zenith Hourly Rate10

Location of the Radiant Point for the Puppid/Velids Meteor Shower

Map showing the location of where the Puppid/Velids radiate from within Puppis

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MadisonSunday, 9th December 2018 6:53:11 AM
What time do they all start at
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