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Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Southern Delta Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower occurs between Jul 12 - Aug 19 with the peak occurring on the Jul 28 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 128 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 Skat. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (341.3) and the Declination (-15.7).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 20. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 41 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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Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet2008 Y12
Closest Star to Radiant PointSkat
Peak Activity DateJul 28
Population Index3
Activity PeriodJul 12 - Aug 19
Right Ascension341.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉128 °
Zenith Hourly Rate20
Semi-Major Axis2.5900

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