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Rho Geminids Meteor Shower

The Rho Geminids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Gemini. The meteor showers occurs between 28-Dec - 28 Jan with the peak occuring on the 8/9 Jan every year . The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 302.1 degrees. This value sometimes expressed as S.L. or λ ☉ 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.

Rho Geminids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeRGE
ConstellationGemini
Closest Star to Radiant PointRho Geminorum
Max Activity Date08 Jan
Activity Period28-Dec - 28 Jan
Right Ascension110.8
Declination28.9
Solar Longitude / λ ☉302.1 °
Speed/Velocity20
Semi-Major Axis3
Perihelion1
Longitude302
Inclination4


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