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May Phi Virginids Meteor Shower

The May Phi Virginids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The meteor shower peaks on the 2nd May every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 41.6 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 2005 JU1. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Elgafar. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (220.2) and the Declination (0.3).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 22 km/s.

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May Phi Virginids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeMPV
ConstellationVirgo
Associated Asteroid2005 JU1
Closest Star to Radiant PointElgafar
Peak Activity Date2nd May
Right Ascension220.2
Declination0.3
Solar Longitude / λ ☉41.6 °
Speed/Velocity22
Perihelion0.6520
Longitude41.6000
Eccentricity0.7440
Inclination10.4000


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