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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 119, Issue 2–3, pp 85–94 | Cite as

Forecast of the Comet 46P/Wirtanen Meteor Shower Activity in 2017 and 2019

  • M. P. Maslov
  • E. I. Muzyko
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Abstract

The article presents the description of possible activity from the comet 46P/Wirtanen meteor shower. The proximity of this comet to the Earth orbit in 1984–2042 increases probabily for the Earth to encounter meteoroid particles released by this comet. For the nearest years two cases of such activity are found—in 2017 and 2019 and their characteristics and circumstances are presented.

Keywords

Comet 46P Wirtanen Meteor shower Meteor activity prediction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Novosibirsk State Technical UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk National Research State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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