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Lambda Cygnids Meteor Shower

The Lambda Cygnids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cygnus. The meteor shower peaks on the 12th October every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 199 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 source of the meteor shower is believed to be Asteroid 2005 CA. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Lambda Cygni. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (338.6) and the Declination (31.3).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is -21 km/s.

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Lambda Cygnids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeLCY
ConstellationCygnus
Associated Asteroid2005 CA?
Closest Star to Radiant PointLambda Cygni
Peak Activity Date12th October
Right Ascension338.6
Declination31.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉199 °
Speed/Velocity-21
Semi-Major Axis2.5850
Perihelion0.8280
Longitude189.6000
Eccentricity0.6800
Inclination17.8000


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