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Northern Gamma Virginids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Northern Gamma Virginids Meteor Shower Occur

The Northern Gamma Virginids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 24.3 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 2002 FC. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Porrima. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (180.6) and the Declination (17.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 12 km/s.

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Northern Gamma Virginids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeNGV
ConstellationVirgo
Associated Asteroid2002 FC?
Closest Star to Radiant PointPorrima
Peak Activity Date14th April
Right Ascension180.6
Declination17.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉24.3 °
Speed/Velocity12
Semi-Major Axis2.2500
Perihelion0.9080
Longitude24.3000
Inclination5.2000


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