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Rho Leonids Meteor Shower

The Rho Leonids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of the Leo. The meteor showers occurs between Feb 13 - Mar 13 with the peak occuring on the Mar 1 - 4 every year The Solar Longitude, mistakenly known as Lambda Omicron is 262.18 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 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


CodeRLE
ConstellationLeo
Closest Star to Radiant PointRho Leonis
Max Activity Date01 Mar
Activity PeriodFeb 13 - Mar 13
Right Ascension155.6
Declination5.2
Solar Longitude / λ ☉262.18 °
Speed/Velocity66
Semi-Major Axis3.0000
Perihelion0.6860
Longitude82.2000
Eccentricity0.7710
Inclination170.8000


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