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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23

58 Eridani

58 Eridani is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

58 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, 58 Eridani 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 58 Eridani:

58 Eridani is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 58 Eridani

58 Eridani 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 58 Eridani are provided in the following table:

04h 47m 36s
-16° 56’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 58 Eridani in the sky:

Finder chart 58 Eridani star
Simplified finder chart for 58 Eridani.

Visibility of 58 Eridani from your location

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

Today's 58 Eridani rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.6°
Azimuth: 253.1°
58 Eridani is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 58 Eridani

The image below is a photograph of 58 Eridani 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 58 Eridani is 0.133 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 58 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 58 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 58 Eridani during the next 1000 years (2.22 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 58 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement

58 Eridani is distant 43.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

13.32 pc
43.41 ly
23 km/s
0.133 arcsec/year
0.17 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 58 Eridani

58 Eridani belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 58 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 58 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 58 Eridani