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Southern Alpha Leonids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Southern Alpha Leonids Meteor Shower Occur

The Southern Alpha Leonids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Leo. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 358.8 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 Regulus. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (141.8) and the Declination (-7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 12 km/s.

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Southern Alpha Leonids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeSAL
ConstellationLeo
Closest Star to Radiant PointRegulus
Right Ascension141.8
Declination-7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉358.8 °
Speed/Velocity12
Semi-Major Axis2.0160
Perihelion0.9070
Longitude358.8000
Inclination6.9000


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