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Tau Arietids Meteor Shower

The Tau Arietids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aries. The meteor shower peaks on the 2nd November every year.

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


CodeTAR
ConstellationAries
Associated Asteroid2005 TF50
Closest Star to Radiant PointTau1 Arietis
Peak Activity Date2nd November
Right Ascension50
Declination21.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉220 °
Speed/Velocity28
Semi-Major Axis1.9600
Perihelion0.3410
Longitude220.4000
Eccentricity0.8240
Inclination3.1000


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