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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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ξ Eridani (xi Eridani)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:31 | Tran: 9:10 | Set: 14:50
Alt: -27.73°   Az: 302.93°   Direction: West-North-West

ξ Eridani is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Eridanus.

ξ Eridani visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its faintness, ξ Eridani 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.

Image of ξ Eridani (xi Eridani) star
DSS2 image of ξ Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ Eridani during the next 10000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 24m 54s
-03° 41’ 24”
08h 47m 31s
13h 12m 25s

J2000

04h 23m 40s
-03° 44’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates

197.82°
-34.3°

Finder Chart

Finder chart ξ Eridani (xi Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ Eridani (xi Eridani).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.17
Main-sequence

1.14
A2V
9226K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ξ Eridani is distant 208.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

63.86
208.17
-11 km/s
-0.05 arcsec/y
-0.057"/y

Alternative Designations

ξ Eridani
(xi Eridani)
SAO131176
SAO131176

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 93.7°
Max altitude: 34.8°
Azimuth: 266.3°