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Alpha Virginids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Alpha Virginids Meteor Shower Occur

The Alpha Virginids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The meteor shower occurs between March 10-May 6 with the peak occurring on the Apr. 7-18 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 32 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 1998 SH2. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Spica. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (203.5) and the Declination (2.9).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 19 km/s.

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Alpha Virginids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid1998 SH2?
Closest Star to Radiant PointSpica
Peak Activity DateApr. 7-18
Activity PeriodMarch 10-May 6
Right Ascension203.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉32 °
Semi-Major Axis2.5500

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