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Rho Leonids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Rho Leonids Meteor Shower Occur

The Rho Leonids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. The meteor shower occurs between Feb 13 - Mar 13 with the peak occurring on the Mar 1 - 4 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 262.18 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 Leonis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (155.6) and the Declination (5.2).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 66 km/s.

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Rho Leonids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointRho Leonis
Peak Activity DateMar 1 - 4
Activity PeriodFeb 13 - Mar 13
Right Ascension155.6
Solar Longitude / λ ☉262.18 °
Semi-Major Axis3.0000

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