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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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56 Arietis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:57 | Tran: 10:35 | Set: 19:14
Altitude: 6.4°   Azimuth: 306.8°   Direction: North-West

56 Arietis is a variable star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Aries.

56 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its faintness, 56 Arietis 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 56 Arietis

Finder chart 56 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 56 Arietis.

56 Arietis 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 56 Arietis are provided in the following table:

03h 12m 14s
+27° 15’ 24”
Image of 56 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 56 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 56 Arietis during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 56 Arietis


56 Arietis is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 56 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 56 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 56 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

56 Arietis is distant 371.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

113.90 pc
371.30 ly
11 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 56 Arietis


Visibility of 56 Arietis from your location

Today's 56 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.7°
Max altitude: 65.8°
Azimuth: 297.3°