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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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3 Scorpii

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:07 | Tran: 20:40 | Set: 0:13
Alt: -45.95°   Az: 288.13°   Direction: West-North-West

3 Scorpii is a variable giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Scorpius.

3 Scorpii visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its faintness, 3 Scorpii 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.

Image of 3 Scorpii star
DSS2 image of 3 Scorpii. The red arrow shows the motion of 3 Scorpii during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

15h 56m 08s
-25° 18’ 51”
08h 52m 06s
00h 48m 15s

J2000

15h 54m 39s
-25° 14’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates

347.12°
21.51°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 3 Scorpii star
Simplified finder chart for 3 Scorpii.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.87
Giant

0.14
B8III
10941K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 3 Scorpii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 3 Scorpii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

3 Scorpii is distant 455.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

139.66
455.31
-9 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/y
-0.022"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO183914
SAO183914

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 3 Scorpii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.3°
Max altitude: 13.2°
Azimuth: 244.7°