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Mu Virginids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Mu Virginids Meteor Shower Occur

The Mu Virginids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The meteor shower occurs between 1-Apr - 12-May with the peak occurring 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
Peak Activity Date24 - Apr
Activity Period1-Apr - 12-May
Right Ascension226.8
Solar Longitude / λ ☉39 °
Semi-Major Axis2.5310

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