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March Lyncids Meteor Shower

When and where does the March Lyncids Meteor Shower Occur

The March Lyncids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Lynx. The meteor shower occurs between 25 Jan- 15 May with the peak occurring on the 07-Mar every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 339.4 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 coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123.5) and the Declination (50.3).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 20. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 9 km/s.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

March Lyncids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeMLY
ConstellationLynx
Peak Activity Date07-Mar
Activity Period25 Jan- 15 May
Right Ascension123.5
Declination50.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉339.4 °
Speed/Velocity9
Zenith Hourly Rate20
Semi-Major Axis1.9650
Perihelion0.9620
Longitude339.4000
Inclination7.4000


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