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September Gamma Sagittariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the September Gamma Sagittariids Meteor Shower Occur

The September Gamma Sagittariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Sagittarius. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 170.1 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 believed to be Asteroid 107P/Wilson-Harrington. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Alnasl. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (270.8) and the Declination (-31).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 6 km/s.

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September Gamma Sagittariids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeGSA
ConstellationSagittarius
Associated Asteroid107P/Wilson-Harrington?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAlnasl
Peak Activity Date13th September
Right Ascension270.8
Declination-31
Solar Longitude / λ ☉170.1 °
Speed/Velocity6
Semi-Major Axis2.0080
Perihelion1.0030
Longitude350.8000
Inclination1.0000


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