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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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36 Cancri

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:44 | Tran: 15:32 | Set: 22:19
Altitude: 21.8°   Azimuth: 102.3°   Direction: East-South-East

36 Cancri is a main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Cancer.

36 Cancri visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its faintness, 36 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 36 Cancri

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

36 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 36 Cancri are provided in the following table:

08h 37m 05s
+09° 39’ 20”
Image of 36 Cancri star
DSS2 image of 36 Cancri. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Cancri during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 36 Cancri


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


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

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

Distance of 36 Cancri from the Sun and relative movement

36 Cancri is distant 461.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

141.44 pc
461.10 ly
17 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 36 Cancri


Visibility of 36 Cancri from your location

Today's 36 Cancri rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.3°
Max altitude: 48.2°
Azimuth: 279.7°