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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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6 Eridani

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:59 | Tran: 7:45 | Set: 11:31
Alt: -52.63°   Az: 306.12°   Direction: North-West

6 Eridani is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Eridanus.

6 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its faintness, 6 Eridani 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.

Image of 6 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 6 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Eridani during the next 10000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 59m 11s
-23° 30’ 31”
09h 50m 42s
12h 49m 53s

J2000

02h 58m 05s
-23° 36’ 21”

Galactic Coordinates

213.02°
-61.25°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 6 Eridani star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Eridani.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.84
Giant

-0.67
K2III
4069K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

6 Eridani is distant 653.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

200.40
653.31
7 km/s
0.06 arcsec/y
0.05"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO168191
SAO168191

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 6 Eridani rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.5°
Max altitude: 15.0°
Azimuth: 246.5°