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Rho Geminids Meteor Shower

The Rho Geminids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Gemini. The meteor shower occurs between 28-Dec - 28 Jan with the peak occurring on the 8/9 Jan every year.

The meteor shower occurs between 28-Dec - 28 Jan with the peak occurring on the 8/9 Jan every year.

The meteor shower peaks on the 8/9 Jan every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 302.1 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 Rho Geminorum. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (110.8) and the Declination (28.9).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 20 km/s.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Rho Geminids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeRGE
ConstellationGemini
Closest Star to Radiant PointRho Geminorum
Peak Activity Date8/9 Jan
Activity Period28-Dec - 28 Jan
Right Ascension110.8
Declination28.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉302.1 °
Speed/Velocity20
Semi-Major Axis2.6600
Perihelion0.7710
Longitude302.1000
Inclination3.5000


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