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September Perseids Meteor Shower

The September Perseids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Perseus. The meteor showers occurs between Sep 05 - Sep 17 with the peak occuring on the Sep 09 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 166.7 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 (60) and the Declination (47).

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 64 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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September Perseids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointEpsilon Persei
Max Activity Date09 Sep
Population Index3
Activity PeriodSep 05 - Sep 17
Right Ascension60
Solar Longitude / λ ☉166.7 °
Zenith Hourly Rate5

Location of the Radiant Point for the September Perseids Meteor Shower

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

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