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Upsilon Eridanids Meteor Shower

The Upsilon Eridanids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Eridanus. The meteor shower peaks on the 16th January every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 295.6 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 believed to be Asteroid 2004 TB18. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Upsilon1 Eridani. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (69.3) and the Declination (-29).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 10 km/s.

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Upsilon Eridanids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeUER
ConstellationEridanus
Associated Asteroid2004 TB18?
Closest Star to Radiant PointUpsilon1 Eridani
Peak Activity Date16th January
Right Ascension69.3
Declination-29
Solar Longitude / λ ☉295.6 °
Speed/Velocity10
Semi-Major Axis1.8900
Perihelion0.9710
Longitude115.6000
Inclination12.3000


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