Zibal - ζ Eridani (zeta Eridani)
Zibal, also designated as ζ Eridani (zeta Eridani), is a variable star in the constellation of Eridanus.
Zibal visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, Zibal should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Zibal:
Zibal - ζ Eridani (zeta Eridani) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Zibal
Zibal 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 Zibal are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Zibal in the sky:
Visibility of Zibal from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Zibal - ζ Eridani (zeta Eridani) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Zibal
The image below is a photograph of Zibal from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of Zibal is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Zibal from the Sun and relative movement
Zibal is distant 119.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Zibal
Zibal belongs to spectral class A5
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Zibal is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.