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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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20 Eridani

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:06 | Tran: 10:32 | Set: 14:57
Altitude: 13.3°   Azimuth: 217.7°   Direction: South-West

20 Eridani is a variable star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Eridanus.

20 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its faintness, 20 Eridani 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 Eridani

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

20 Eridani 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 Eridani are provided in the following table:

03h 36m 17s
-17° 28’ 00”
Image of 20 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 20 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Eridani during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 20 Eridani



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

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

Distance of 20 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement

20 Eridani is distant 473.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

145.14 pc
473.15 ly
14 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 20 Eridani


Visibility of 20 Eridani from your location

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

Azimuth: 107.5°
Max altitude: 21.1°
Azimuth: 252.5°