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Southern Delta Cancrids Meteor Shower

The Southern Delta Cancrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cancer. The meteor shower peaks on the 16th January every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 296 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 2001 YB5. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Asellus Australis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (125) and the Declination (14.4).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 27 km/s.

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Southern Delta Cancrids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2001 YB5?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAsellus Australis
Peak Activity Date16th January
Right Ascension125
Solar Longitude / λ ☉296 °
Semi-Major Axis2.2600

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