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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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λ Tauri (lambda Tauri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:04 | Tran: 9:07 | Set: 16:10
Alt: -6.61°   Az: 60.20°   Direction: East-North-East

λ Tauri is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Taurus.

λ Tauri visual magnitude is 3.47. Because of its moderate brightness, λ Tauri 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.

Image of λ Tauri (lambda Tauri) star
DSS2 image of λ Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Tauri during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


04h 02m 02s
+12° 33’ 28”
16h 08m 06s
20h 10m 08s


04h 00m 40s
+12° 29’ 25”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

λ Tauri is distant 370.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

18 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

λ Tauri
(lambda Tauri)

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 77.4°
Max altitude: 51.1°
Azimuth: 282.6°