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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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π Tauri (pi Tauri)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:31 | Tran: 11:45 | Set: 19:00
Altitude: -19.9°   Azimuth: 332.7°   Direction: North-North-West

π Tauri is a giant star of spectral class G7 in the constellation of Taurus.

π Tauri visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, π 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π Tauri

Finder chart π Tauri (pi Tauri) star
Simplified finder chart for π Tauri (pi Tauri).

π Tauri 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 π Tauri are provided in the following table:

04h 26m 36s
+14° 42’ 48”
Image of π Tauri (pi Tauri) star
DSS2 image of π Tauri. The red arrow shows the motion of π Tauri during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about π Tauri


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


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

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

Distance of π Tauri from the Sun and relative movement

π Tauri is distant 454.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

139.47 pc
454.67 ly
32 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of π Tauri

π Tauri
(pi Tauri)

Visibility of π Tauri from your location

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

Azimuth: 75.3°
Max altitude: 53.2°
Azimuth: 284.7°