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Daytime Gamma Leonids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Daytime Gamma Leonids Meteor Shower Occur

The Daytime Gamma Leonids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. 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

Associated Asteroid1999 RD32?
Closest Star to Radiant PointAlgieba
Peak Activity Date22th August
Right Ascension139.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉148.7 °
Semi-Major Axis1.5270

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Bill Moore Wednesday, 28th August 2019 2:37:14 AM
Been watching meteor showers for 45 years.Take a child or grandchild the next time you go, the child will always remember the experience, you will live on long after you've left this world.As long as they live you will also in their fond memories of you.
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