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Gamma Velids Meteor Shower

The Gamma Velids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Vela. The meteor shower occurs between 1-17 Jan with the peak occuring on the 5/8 Jan every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 288 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 Regor. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (125) and the Declination (-47).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 33 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Gamma Velids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointRegor
Max Activity Date05 Jan
Activity Period1-17 Jan
Right Ascension125
Solar Longitude / λ ☉288 °

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