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Lambda Virginids Meteor Shower

The Lambda Virginids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Virgo. The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 20 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 Khambalia. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (210.7) and the Declination (-10.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 27 km/s.

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Lambda Virginids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeLVI
ConstellationVirgo
Closest Star to Radiant PointKhambalia
Right Ascension210.7
Declination-10.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉20 °
Speed/Velocity27
Semi-Major Axis2.6300
Perihelion0.3430
Longitude20.2000
Inclination2.0000


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