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north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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37 Leonis Minoris

Altitude: 64.9°   Azimuth: 132.7°   Direction: South-East

37 Leonis Minoris is a bright giant star in the constellation of Leo Minor.

37 Leonis Minoris visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, 37 Leonis Minoris should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 37 Leonis Minoris:

Bright giant

37 Leonis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 64.9°
Azimuth: 132.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 37 Leonis Minoris

37 Leonis Minoris is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 37 Leonis Minoris are provided in the following table:

10h 38m 43s
+31° 58’ 33”
Leo Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 37 Leonis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 37 Leonis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 37 Leonis Minoris.

Visibility of 37 Leonis Minoris from your location

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

Today's 37 Leonis Minoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.0°
Max altitude: 70.5°
Azimuth: 302.0°
37 Leonis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 37 Leonis Minoris

The image below is a photograph of 37 Leonis Minoris 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 37 Leonis Minoris is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 37 Leonis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 37 Leonis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 37 Leonis Minoris during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 37 Leonis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

37 Leonis Minoris is distant 473.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

145.35 pc
473.84 ly
-7 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 37 Leonis Minoris

37 Leonis Minoris belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 37 Leonis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 37 Leonis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 37 Leonis Minoris

37 Leonis Minoris