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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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18 Leonis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:34 | Tran: 16:33 | Set: 23:31
Altitude: 3.3°   Azimuth: 284.8°   Direction: West-North-West

18 Leonis is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Leo.

18 Leonis visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its faintness, 18 Leonis 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 18 Leonis

Finder chart 18 Leonis star
Simplified finder chart for 18 Leonis.

18 Leonis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 18 Leonis are provided in the following table:

09h 46m 23s
+11° 48’ 36”
Image of 18 Leonis star
DSS2 image of 18 Leonis. The red arrow shows the motion of 18 Leonis during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 18 Leonis



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Leonis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 18 Leonis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 18 Leonis from the Sun and relative movement

18 Leonis is distant 701.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

215.05 pc
701.08 ly
30 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 18 Leonis


Visibility of 18 Leonis from your location

Today's 18 Leonis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.2°
Max altitude: 50.3°
Azimuth: 281.8°