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Upsilon Eridanids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Upsilon Eridanids Meteor Shower Occur

The Upsilon Eridanids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Eridanus. 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

Associated Asteroid2004 TB18?
Closest Star to Radiant PointUpsilon1 Eridani
Peak Activity Date16th January
Right Ascension69.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉295.6 °
Semi-Major Axis1.8900

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