Vega (Star)

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From Cambridge , Vega is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:43 (EDT), 63° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:58, 86° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:59, 25° above your north-western horizon.

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Name Vega
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Lyr
3-Lyr
HR 7001[1]
HD 172167
HIP 91262[3]
Position
Constellation:Lyra
Magnitude:
Variable
0.03 (V) [2]
B-V Color (mag):-0.00
Right ascension:18h36m56s [2]
Declination:+38°46'58" [2]
Distance:7.7 parsec
25.0 lightyrs [3]
Proper motion (speed):349.7 mas/yr [3]
Proper motion (pos ang):35.1°
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):0.60
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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