Aldebaran (Star)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , Aldebaran will become visible at around 19:55 (PDT), 30° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 5 minutes after the Sun at 22:25.

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Name Aldebaran
Object type Star
Other names
Aldebaran
α-Tau
Alpha Tauri
87-Tau
87 Tauri
HR 1457[1]
HD 29139
HIP 21421[5]
TYC 1266-1416-1[4]
Position
Right ascension:04h35m55s [3]
Declination:+16°30'35" [3]
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:
Variable
0.99 (V) [3]
2.94 (BT) [2]
1.16 (VT) [2]
Distance:20.4 parsec
66.6 lightyrs [5]
B-V Color (mag):1.48
Proper motion (speed):199.3 mas/yr[5]
Proper motion (pos ang):161.4°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-0.56
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

Events
18 Aug 2033  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
14 Sep 2033  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
11 Oct 2033  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
08 Nov 2033  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
05 Dec 2033  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
02 Jan 2034  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
29 Jan 2034  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran
25 Feb 2034  –  Lunar occultation of Aldebaran

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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