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Tau Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Tau Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Tau Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower occurs between 27 Jun- 6 Jul with the peak occurring on the 28-Jun every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 97.3 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 Tau1 Aquarii. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (340.3) and the Declination (-11.5).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 7. 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.

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Tau Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointTau1 Aquarii
Peak Activity Date28-Jun
Activity Period27 Jun- 6 Jul
Right Ascension340.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉97.3 °
Zenith Hourly Rate7

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