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December Leonis Minoris Meteor Shower

The December Leonis Minoris meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Leo Minor. The meteor showers occurs between 5 Dec- 4 Feb with the peak occuring on the 20-Dec every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 268 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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 coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (11) and the Declination (30).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 5. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 64 km/s.

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December Leonis Minoris Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationLeo Minor
Max Activity Date20 Dec
Activity Period5 Dec- 4 Feb
Right Ascension11
Declination30
Solar Longitude / λ ☉268 °
Speed/Velocity64
Zenith Hourly Rate5


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