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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:34  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:31

62 Arietis

62 Arietis is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

62 Arietis visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, 62 Arietis 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 62 Arietis:

62 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 46°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 62 Arietis

62 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 62 Arietis are provided in the following table:

03h 22m 11s
+27° 36’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 62 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 62 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Arietis.

Visibility of 62 Arietis from your location

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

Today's 62 Arietis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.4°
Max altitude: 66.1°
Azimuth: 297.6°
62 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 62 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 62 Arietis 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 62 Arietis is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 62 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 62 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Arietis during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 62 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

62 Arietis is distant 973.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

298.51 pc
973.13 ly
6 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 62 Arietis

62 Arietis belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 62 Arietis