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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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16 Arietis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:47 | Tran: 9:18 | Set: 17:46
Altitude: 41.1°   Azimuth: 99.4°   Direction: East

16 Arietis is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Aries.

16 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its faintness, 16 Arietis 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Arietis

Finder chart 16 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Arietis.

16 Arietis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 16 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 11m 12s
+25° 56’ 12”
Image of 16 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 16 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Arietis during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 16 Arietis



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 16 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 16 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

16 Arietis is distant 800.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

245.70 pc
800.98 ly
-19 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 16 Arietis


Visibility of 16 Arietis from your location

Today's 16 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 295.9°