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Sagittariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Sagittariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Sagittariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Sagittarius. The meteor shower occurs between Jun 1 - Jul 15 with the peak occurring on the Jun 19 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 97 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 .

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 5. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 23 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.

The Meteor Shower radiates in a location closer to the Scorpius constellation. Tel Aviv University, Israel has the meteor shower in the Scorpius boundaries. ref: Tel Aviv University.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Sagittariids Meteor Shower Facts

Peak Activity DateJun 19
Population Index3
Activity PeriodJun 1 - Jul 15
Solar Longitude / λ ☉97 °
Zenith Hourly Rate5

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