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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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λ Aquarii (lambda Aquarii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:00 | Tran: 6:20 | Set: 11:40
Altitude: -4.0°   Azimuth: 262.9°   Direction: West

λ Aquarii is a variable giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Aquarius.

λ Aquarii visual magnitude is 3.74. Because of its moderate brightness, λ Aquarii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Aquarii

Finder chart λ Aquarii (lambda Aquarii) star
Simplified finder chart for λ Aquarii (lambda Aquarii).

λ Aquarii 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 λ Aquarii are provided in the following table:

22h 52m 36s
-07° 34’ 46”
Image of λ Aquarii (lambda Aquarii) star
DSS2 image of λ Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Aquarii during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ Aquarii


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Distance of λ Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

λ Aquarii is distant 391.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

120.05 pc
391.36 ly
-9 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
0.037 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of λ Aquarii

λ Aquarii
(lambda Aquarii)

Visibility of λ Aquarii from your location

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

Azimuth: 97.6°
Max altitude: 30.9°
Azimuth: 262.4°