Is Alpha Centauri ever visible in the northern hemisphere (for example in NY or Chicago)?
- CarolOklaNolaLv 71 year ago
No, not in New York City or state, not in Chicago, and not in New Orleans at 30°N latitude or Houston, TX.
- AdamTheAtheistLv 71 year ago
It's visible in the Northern Hemisphere, but not that far north.
- SharonLv 61 year ago
neither. Its declination is -60 degrees 50 minutes, so never visible north of +29 degrees 10 minutes which means Florida just north of Cape Canaveral
- Bill-MLv 71 year ago
only the very south of the Northern Hem.
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- az_lenderLv 71 year ago
Declination of Alpha Centauri is -60 degrees 50 minutes. So in theory it could be seen from 29 deg 10 min N. In practice, it's very difficult to see stars close to the horizon, so you'd be lucky to see it from Miami (25 deg 46 min N). Better luck in Panama! (8 deg N)