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May Alpha Comae Berenicids Meteor Shower

The May Alpha Comae Berenicids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Coma Berenices. The meteor shower peaks on the 3rd May every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 42.8 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 Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Diadem. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (205.2) and the Declination (18.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 14 km/s.

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May Alpha Comae Berenicids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeMAC
ConstellationComa Berenices
Associated Comet73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
Closest Star to Radiant PointDiadem
Peak Activity Date3rd May
Right Ascension205.2
Declination18.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉42.8 °
Speed/Velocity14
Perihelion0.9020
Longitude42.8000
Eccentricity0.6120
Inclination10.0000


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