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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23

Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii)

Larawag, also designated as ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Scorpius.

Larawag visual magnitude is 2.29, making it the 75th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Larawag is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Larawag:

Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Larawag

Larawag is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Larawag are provided in the following table:

16h 50m 09s
-34° 17’ 35”

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

Finder chart Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii) star
Simplified finder chart for Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii).

Visibility of Larawag from your location

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

Today's Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.3°
Max altitude: 4.2°
Azimuth: 235.7°
Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Larawag

The image below is a photograph of Larawag 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 Larawag is -0.611 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.255 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Larawag - ε Scorpii (epsilon Scorpii) star
DSS2 image of Larawag. The red arrow shows the motion of Larawag during the next 1000 years (-10.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Larawag from the Sun and relative movement

Larawag is distant 65.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

20.06 pc
65.40 ly
-3 km/s
-0.611 arcsec/year
-0.255 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Larawag

Larawag belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of Larawag

ε Scorpii
(epsilon Scorpii)