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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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κ Arietis (kappa Arietis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:06 | Tran: 9:10 | Set: 17:14
Altitude: -8.7°   Azimuth: 324.9°   Direction: North-West

κ Arietis is a star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Aries.

κ Arietis visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its faintness, κ Arietis 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 κ Arietis

Finder chart κ Arietis (kappa Arietis) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Arietis (kappa Arietis).

κ Arietis 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 κ Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 06m 33s
+22° 38’ 53”
Image of κ Arietis (kappa Arietis) star
DSS2 image of κ Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Arietis during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ Arietis



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

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

Distance of κ Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

κ Arietis is distant 187.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

57.47 pc
187.36 ly
12 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of κ Arietis

κ Arietis
(kappa Arietis)

Visibility of κ Arietis from your location

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

Azimuth: 67.4°
Max altitude: 61.2°
Azimuth: 292.6°