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Daytime Gamma Leonids Meteor Shower

The Daytime Gamma Leonids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. The meteor shower peaks on the 22th August every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 148.7 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 1999 RD32. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Algieba. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (139.9) and the Declination (12.4).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 20 km/s.

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Daytime Gamma Leonids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeGLE
ConstellationLeo
Associated Asteroid1999 RD32?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAlgieba
Peak Activity Date22th August
Right Ascension139.9
Declination12.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉148.7 °
Speed/Velocity20
Semi-Major Axis1.5270
Perihelion0.5690
Longitude321.8000
Inclination2.1000


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