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Eta Virginids Meteor Shower

The Eta Virginids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Virgo. The meteor showers occurs between February 24-March 27 with the peak occuring on the Mar. 18/19 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 357 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 D/1766 G1 (Helfenzrieder)?. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Zaniah. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (184.8) and the Declination (3.9).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 27 km/s.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Eta Virginids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeEVI
ConstellationVirgo
Associated AsteroidD/1766 G1 (Helfenzrieder)?
Closest Star to Radiant PointZaniah
Max Activity Date18 Mar
Activity PeriodFebruary 24-March 27
Right Ascension184.8
Declination3.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉357 °
Speed/Velocity27
Semi-Major Axis2.4700
Perihelion0.4600
Longitude355.7000
Eccentricity0.8120
Inclination5.4000


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