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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28

36 Librae

36 Librae is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.

36 Librae visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 Librae 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 Librae:

36 Librae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Librae

36 Librae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 36 Librae are provided in the following table:

15h 34m 37s
-28° 02’ 48”

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

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

Visibility of 36 Librae from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 118.0°
Max altitude: 10.5°
Azimuth: 242.0°
36 Librae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Librae

The image below is a photograph of 36 Librae 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 Librae is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Librae star
DSS2 image of 36 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Librae during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Librae from the Sun and relative movement

36 Librae is distant 368.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

113.12 pc
368.78 ly
12 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Librae

36 Librae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 36 Librae