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Lambda Bootids Meteor Shower

The Lambda Bootids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Bootes. The meteor showers occurs between Jan 17-18 with the peak occuring on the Jan 17 every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 296 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Lambda Bootis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (221.5) and the Declination (42.4).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 41 km/s.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Lambda Bootids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeLBO
ConstellationBootes
Closest Star to Radiant PointLambda Bootis
Max Activity Date17 Jan
Activity PeriodJan 17-18
Right Ascension221.5
Declination42.4
Solar Longitude / λ ☉296 °
Speed/Velocity41
Semi-Major Axis1.3600
Perihelion0.9647
Longitude296.0000
Eccentricity0.2910
Inclination78.3000


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