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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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6 Geminorum

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:54 | Tran: 12:59 | Set: 21:05
Altitude: -15.3°   Azimuth: 352.8°   Direction: North

6 Geminorum is a variable supergiant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Gemini.

6 Geminorum visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its faintness, 6 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 6 Geminorum

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

6 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 6 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

06h 12m 19s
+22° 54’ 29”
Image of 6 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 6 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Geminorum during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 6 Geminorum


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


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

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

Distance of 6 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

6 Geminorum is distant 4,289.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

1,315.79 pc
4,289.47 ly
22 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 6 Geminorum

6 Geminorum

Visibility of 6 Geminorum from your location

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

Azimuth: 67.1°
Max altitude: 61.4°
Azimuth: 292.9°