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Sigma Leonids Meteor Shower

The Sigma Leonids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. The meteor shower occurs between 9-Feb - 13 Mar with the peak occurring on the Feb 25 - 26 every year.

The meteor shower occurs between 9-Feb - 13 Mar with the peak occurring on the Feb 25 - 26 every year.

The meteor shower peaks on the Feb 25 - 26 every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 23 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 GM5. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Sigma Leonis. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (199.5) and the Declination (3.6).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 23 km/s.

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Sigma Leonids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeSLE
ConstellationLeo
Associated Asteroid2002 GM5?
Closest Star to Radiant PointSigma Leonis
Peak Activity DateFeb 25 - 26
Activity Period9-Feb - 13 Mar
Right Ascension199.5
Declination3.6
Solar Longitude / λ ☉23 °
Speed/Velocity23
Semi-Major Axis1.5300
Perihelion0.4800
Longitude13.7000
Inclination1.9000


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