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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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7 Eridani

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:39 | Tran: 8:23 | Set: 14:07
Alt: 35.71°   Az: 177.48°   Direction: South

7 Eridani is a variable giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Eridanus.

7 Eridani visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its faintness, 7 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.

7 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.

Image of 7 Eridani star
DSS2 image of 7 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of 7 Eridani during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


03h 02m 05s
-02° 46’ 57”
23h 51m 48s
02h 53m 53s


03h 00m 51s
-02° 52’ 42”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 7 Eridani star
Simplified finder chart for 7 Eridani.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 7 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 7 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

7 Eridani is distant 781.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 80 kilometers per second.

239.81 pc
781.77 ly
80 km/s
0.02 arcsec/y
0.006 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 7 Eridani rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.8°
Max altitude: 35.7°
Azimuth: 267.2°