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.
|Associated Asteroid||1998 SJ70?|
|Peak Activity Date||16th March|
|Solar Longitude / λ ☉||355.7 °|
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