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Tau Arietids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Tau Arietids Meteor Shower Occur

The Tau Arietids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aries. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 220 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 Asteroid 2005 TF50. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Tau1 Arietis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (50) and the Declination (21.1).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 28 km/s.

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Tau Arietids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2005 TF50
Closest Star to Radiant PointTau1 Arietis
Peak Activity Date2nd November
Right Ascension50
Solar Longitude / λ ☉220 °
Semi-Major Axis1.9600

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