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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 9.1°   Azimuth: 252.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2218 is a giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2218 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2218 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 HR2218:


HR2218 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.1°
Azimuth: 252.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2218

HR2218 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 HR2218 are provided in the following table:

06h 13m 54s
-03° 44’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2218 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2218 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2218.

Visibility of HR2218 from your location

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

Today's HR2218 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.7°
Max altitude: 34.8°
Azimuth: 266.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2218

The image below is a photograph of HR2218 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 HR2218 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2218 star
DSS2 image of HR2218. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2218 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2218 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2218 is distant 314.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 50 kilometers per second.

96.53 pc
314.67 ly
50 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2218

HR2218 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2218 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2218. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2218