The Gamma Velids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Vela. The meteor showers 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.
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Regor|
|Max Activity Date||05 Jan|
|Activity Period||1-17 Jan|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||288 °|