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Tau Herculids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Tau Herculids Meteor Shower Occur

The Tau Herculids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hercules. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 72 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 Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Rukbalgethi Shemali. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (228.5) and the Declination (39.8).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 15 km/s.

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Tau Herculids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Comet73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
Closest Star to Radiant PointRukbalgethi Shemali
Peak Activity Date2nd June
Right Ascension228.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉72 °
Semi-Major Axis2.6950

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