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September Epsilon Perseids Meteor Shower

The September Epsilon Perseids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Perseus. The meteor shower occurs between 5 Sep- 21 Sep with the peak occurring on the 09-Sep every year.

The meteor shower occurs between 5 Sep- 21 Sep with the peak occurring on the 09-Sep every year.

The meteor shower peaks on the 09-Sep every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 168 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 Epsilon Persei. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (48.6) and the Declination (39.6).

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 65 km/s.

The application Stellarium puts the meteor shower radiant point as being close to Algol which is the second brightest star in the constellation. The name would however imply its radiant point should be located nearer Epsilon Persei.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

September Epsilon Perseids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeSPE
ConstellationPerseus
Closest Star to Radiant PointEpsilon Persei
Peak Activity Date09-Sep
Activity Period5 Sep- 21 Sep
Right Ascension48.6
Declination39.6
Solar Longitude / λ ☉168 °
Speed/Velocity65
Zenith Hourly Rate5
Semi-Major Axis8.8100
Perihelion0.7180
Longitude168.2000
Eccentricity0.9790
Inclination139.9000

Location of the Radiant Point for the September Epsilon Perseids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the September Epsilon Perseids radiate from within Perseus



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