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Lambda Bootids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Lambda Bootids Meteor Shower Occur

The Lambda Bootids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Bootes. The meteor shower occurs between Jan 17-18 with the peak occurring on the Jan 17 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 296 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 Xuange. 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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Lambda Bootids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointXuange
Peak Activity DateJan 17
Activity PeriodJan 17-18
Right Ascension221.5
Solar Longitude / λ ☉296 °
Semi-Major Axis1.3600

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