Antares (Star)

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From San Diego , Antares will become visible around 19:17 (PDT), 22° above your south-western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 9 minutes after the Sun at 21:51.

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Name Antares
Object type Star
Other names
Antares
α-Sco
Alpha Scorpii
21-Sco
21 Scorpii
HR 6134[1]
HD 148478
HIP 80763[5]
TYC 6803-2158-1[4]
Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Magnitude:
Variable
1.07 (V) [3]
3.49 (BT) [2]
1.29 (VT) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.84
Right ascension:16h29m24s [3]
Declination:-26°25'55" [3]
Distance:169.8 parsec
553.5 lightyrs [5]
Proper motion (speed):26.3 mas/yr [5]
Proper motion (pos ang):207.5°
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.08
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

Events
24 Aug 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
21 Sep 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
18 Oct 2023  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
08 Jan 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
04 Feb 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
03 Mar 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
30 Mar 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares
26 Apr 2024  –  Lunar occultation of Antares

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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