Sirius (Star)

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From Ashburn , Sirius is visible between 18:27 and 03:03. It will become accessible around 18:27, when it rises to an altitude of 7° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 22:45, 34° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 03:03 when it sinks below 7° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Sirius
Object type Star
Other names
Sirius
α-CMa
Alpha Canis Majoris
9-CMa
9 Canis Majoris
HR 2491[1]
HD 48915
HIP 32349[3]
Position
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:-1.44 (V) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.01
Right ascension:06h45m09s [2]
Declination:-16°42'47" [2]
Distance:2.6 parsec
8.6 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):1339.4 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):204.1°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):1.45
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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