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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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φ Geminorum (phi Geminorum)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:02 | Tran: 14:36 | Set: 23:11
Altitude: 4.7°   Azimuth: 51.5°   Direction: North-East

φ Geminorum is a main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Gemini.

φ Geminorum visual magnitude is 4.97. Because of its moderate brightness, φ Geminorum 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 φ Geminorum

Finder chart φ Geminorum (phi Geminorum) star
Simplified finder chart for φ Geminorum (phi Geminorum).

φ Geminorum is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of φ Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 53m 29s
+26° 45’ 56”
Image of φ Geminorum (phi Geminorum) star
DSS2 image of φ Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of φ Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about φ Geminorum


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of φ Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

φ Geminorum is distant 254.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

78.00 pc
254.29 ly
8 km/s
-0.035 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of φ Geminorum

φ Geminorum
(phi Geminorum)
83 Geminorum

Visibility of φ Geminorum from your location

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

Azimuth: 63.2°
Max altitude: 65.3°
Azimuth: 296.8°