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Mu Virginids Meteor Shower

The Mu Virginids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The meteor showers occurs between 1-Apr - 12-May with the peak occuring on the 24 - Apr every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 39 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 closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Rijl al Awwa. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (226.8) and the Declination (-8.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 28 km/s.

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Mu Virginids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointRijl al Awwa
Max Activity Date24 Apr
Activity Period1-Apr - 12-May
Right Ascension226.8
Solar Longitude / λ ☉39 °
Semi-Major Axis2.5310

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