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Northern Alpha Leonids Meteor Shower

The Northern Alpha Leonids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. The meteor shower peaks on the 9th March every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 349 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 believed to be Asteroid 2003 YG118. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Regulus. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (158.7) and the Declination (31).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 11 km/s.

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Northern Alpha Leonids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid2003 YG118?
Closest Star to Radiant PointRegulus
Peak Activity Date9th March
Right Ascension158.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉349 °
Semi-Major Axis2.0160

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