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Southern March Virginids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Southern March Virginids Meteor Shower Occur

The Southern March Virginids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Virgo. The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 355.7 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 1998 SJ70. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (172.6) and the Declination (2.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 20 km/s.

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Southern March Virginids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated Asteroid1998 SJ70?
Peak Activity Date16th March
Right Ascension172.6
Solar Longitude / λ ☉355.7 °
Semi-Major Axis1.9500

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