The Lambda Cygnids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cygnus. 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.
|Associated Asteroid||2005 CA?|
|Closest Star to Radiant Point||Lambda Cygni|
|Peak Activity Date||12th October|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||199 °|
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