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

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:11 | Tran: 22:55 | Set: 3:43
Altitude: 5.6°   Azimuth: 121.4°   Direction: East-South-East

48 Librae is a variable giant star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Libra.

48 Librae visual magnitude is 4.88. Because of its moderate brightness, 48 Librae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Librae

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

48 Librae 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 Librae are provided in the following table:

15h 58m 11s
-14° 16’ 45”
Image of 48 Librae star
DSS2 image of 48 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of 48 Librae during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 48 Librae


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


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

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

Distance of 48 Librae from the Sun and relative movement

48 Librae is distant 512.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

157.23 pc
512.58 ly
-6 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 48 Librae


Visibility of 48 Librae from your location

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

Azimuth: 104.3°
Max altitude: 24.2°
Azimuth: 255.7°