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Eta Virginids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Eta Virginids Meteor Shower Occur

The Eta Virginids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The meteor shower occurs between February 24-March 27 with the peak occurring 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 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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Eta Virginids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated AsteroidD/1766 G1 (Helfenzrieder)?
Closest Star to Radiant PointZaniah
Peak Activity DateMar. 18/19
Activity PeriodFebruary 24-March 27
Right Ascension184.8
Solar Longitude / λ ☉357 °
Semi-Major Axis2.4700

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