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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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48 Geminorum

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:53 | Tran: 14:07 | Set: 22:21
Altitude: 38.3°   Azimuth: 98.9°   Direction: East

48 Geminorum is a giant star of spectral class F5 in the constellation of Gemini.

48 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its faintness, 48 Geminorum 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 48 Geminorum

Finder chart 48 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 48 Geminorum.

48 Geminorum 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 48 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 12m 26s
+24° 07’ 41”
Image of 48 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 48 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 48 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 48 Geminorum


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 48 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 48 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

48 Geminorum is distant 349.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

107.07 pc
349.04 ly
13 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 48 Geminorum

48 Geminorum

Visibility of 48 Geminorum from your location

Today's 48 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.9°
Max altitude: 62.6°
Azimuth: 294.1°