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Tau Cancrids Meteor Shower

The Tau Cancrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Cancer. The meteor showers occurs between Oct 9-25 with the peak occuring on the Oct 17 every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 206 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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 Tau Cancri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (137.1) and the Declination (29.4).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 67 km/s.

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Tau Cancrids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeTCA
ConstellationCancer
Closest Star to Radiant PointTau Cancri
Max Activity Date17 Oct
Activity PeriodOct 9-25
Right Ascension137.1
Declination29.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉206 °
Speed/Velocity67
Semi-Major Axis4.8800
Perihelion0.8160
Longitude205.6000
Eccentricity0.8350
Inclination156.9000


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