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May Delta Leonids Meteor Shower

The May Delta Leonids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. The meteor shower peaks on the 15th May every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 54.1 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 Asteroid 2013 KB. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Zosma. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (171.2) and the Declination (20.9).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 7 km/s.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

May Delta Leonids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeMDL
ConstellationLeo
Associated Asteroid2013 KB
Closest Star to Radiant PointZosma
Peak Activity Date15th May
Right Ascension171.2
Declination20.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉54.1 °
Speed/Velocity7
Perihelion1.0030
Longitude54.2000
Eccentricity0.4880
Inclination3.1000


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