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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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ω Geminorum (omega Geminorum)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:42 | Tran: 13:57 | Set: 22:12
Altitude: 14.6°   Azimuth: 69.3°   Direction: East-North-East

ω Geminorum is a variable bright giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Gemini.

ω Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its faintness, ω Geminorum 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 ω Geminorum

Finder chart ω Geminorum (omega Geminorum) star
Simplified finder chart for ω Geminorum (omega Geminorum).

ω Geminorum 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 ω Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 02m 24s
+24° 12’ 55”
Image of ω Geminorum (omega Geminorum) star
DSS2 image of ω Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of ω Geminorum during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ω Geminorum

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


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

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

Distance of ω Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

ω Geminorum is distant 1,654.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

507.61 pc
1,654.82 ly
-9 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ω Geminorum

ω Geminorum
(omega Geminorum)
42 Geminorum

Visibility of ω Geminorum from your location

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

Azimuth: 65.8°
Max altitude: 62.7°
Azimuth: 294.2°