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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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ξ Orionis (xi Orionis)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:54 | Tran: 11:06 | Set: 18:18
Alt: 20.60°   Az: 92.94°   Direction: East

ξ Orionis is a multiple sub-giant star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Orion.

ξ Orionis visual magnitude is 4.48. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ Orionis 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.

Image of ξ Orionis (xi Orionis) star
DSS2 image of ξ Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ Orionis during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 13m 20s
+14° 12’ 04”
19h 01m 25s
01h 14m 45s

J2000

06h 11m 56s
+14° 12’ 32”

Galactic Coordinates

195.81°
-2.06°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.48
Sub-giant

-1.97
B3IV
13121K

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

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

Star System Properties

ξ Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ξ Orionis double sysyem:

4.48
12.38
7.9
40 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ξ Orionis is distant 634.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

194.55
634.24
24 km/s
0.003 arcsec/y
-0.02"/y

Alternative Designations

ξ Orionis
(xi Orionis)
SAO95362
SAO95362

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 75.8°
Max altitude: 52.7°
Azimuth: 284.2°