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Tau Cancrids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Tau Cancrids Meteor Shower Occur

The Tau Cancrids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cancer. The meteor shower occurs between Oct 9-25 with the peak occurring on the Oct 17 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 206 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 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

Closest Star to Radiant PointTau Cancri
Peak Activity DateOct 17
Activity PeriodOct 9-25
Right Ascension137.1
Solar Longitude / λ ☉206 °
Semi-Major Axis4.8800

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