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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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12 Librae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 16:47 | Tran: 20:25 | Set: 0:03
Altitude: 13.7°   Azimuth: 175.1°   Direction: South

12 Librae is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Libra.

12 Librae visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its faintness, 12 Librae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

12 Librae is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of 12 Librae star
DSS2 image of 12 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of 12 Librae during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

14h 55m 45s
-24° 44’ 27”
23h 37m 25s

J2000 Coordinates

14h 54m 20s
-24° 38’ 31”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 12 Librae star
Simplified finder chart for 12 Librae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Librae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 12 Librae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

12 Librae is distant 384.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

117.92 pc
384.43 ly
9 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/y
-0.027 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 12 Librae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.6°
Max altitude: 13.9°
Azimuth: 245.4°