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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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20 Cancri

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:09 | Tran: 15:45 | Set: 23:21
Altitude: -19.9°   Azimuth: 7.9°   Direction: North

20 Cancri is a main-sequence star of spectral class A9 in the constellation of Cancer.

20 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its faintness, 20 Cancri 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 20 Cancri

Finder chart 20 Cancri star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Cancri.

20 Cancri 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 20 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 23m 21s
+18° 19’ 55”
Image of 20 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 20 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-9.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 20 Cancri


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Cancri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Cancri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 20 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

20 Cancri is distant 394.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

121.07 pc
394.67 ly
36 km/s
-0.054 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 20 Cancri


Visibility of 20 Cancri from your location

Today's 20 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.7°
Max altitude: 56.9°
Azimuth: 288.3°