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Leonis Minorids Meteor Shower

The Leonis Minorids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo Minor. The meteor shower occurs between Oct 19 - Oct 27 with the peak occuring on the Oct 23 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 210 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 C/1739 K1. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (161) and the Declination (38).

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 2. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 62 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

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Leonis Minorids Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationLeo Minor
Associated CometC/1739 K1
Max Activity Date23 Oct
Population Index3
Activity PeriodOct 19 - Oct 27
Right Ascension161
Declination38
Solar Longitude / λ ☉210 °
Speed/Velocity62
Zenith Hourly Rate2


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