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

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:50 | Tran: 11:03 | Set: 19:16
Alt: 60.55°   Az: 154.01°   Direction: South-South-East

8 Geminorum is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Gemini.

8 Geminorum visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its faintness, 8 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.

Image of 8 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 8 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 17m 49s
+23° 57’ 35”
23h 05m 27s
05h 23m 16s

J2000

06h 16m 18s
+23° 58’ 11”

Galactic Coordinates

187.72°
3.5°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 8 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Geminorum.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.08
Giant

0.45
G8III
4996K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

8 Geminorum is distant 435.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

133.69
435.83
-21 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/y
-0.009"/y

Alternative Designations

8 Geminorum
SAO78168
SAO78168

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 8 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.0°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°