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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

36 Arietis

36 Arietis is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

36 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 Arietis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 36 Arietis:

36 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 52°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Arietis

36 Arietis 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 36 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 44m 19s
+17° 45’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Arietis.

Visibility of 36 Arietis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 36 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.2°
Max altitude: 56.3°
Azimuth: 287.8°
36 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 36 Arietis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 36 Arietis is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 36 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Arietis during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

36 Arietis is distant 413.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

126.74 pc
413.18 ly
-32 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Arietis

36 Arietis belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Arietis