G 99-49 GJ 3379

Stellar classification



  • X 7
  • Y -3
  • Z -16
→ Sol: 18

Object type

  • Flare Star
  • Star
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • UV-emission source
  • X-ray source
simbad:G 99-49


GJ 3379 (Giclas 99-49) is the nearest star in the Orion constellation, being around 17.5 lightyears away from the Sun. The main sequence star is a red dwarf with the spectral class M3.5V. It has an apparent magnitude of 11.33 and an absolute magnitude of 12.68, therefore, the star is not visible with the naked eye. It is located in the left upper part of the Orion constellation, below Betelgeuse. Its radial velocity is +30.0 kilometers per second. According to the SIMBAD database, the star is classified as a flare star.

In the past, this star may have had a close encounter with the Solar System. Some 163,000 ± 3,000 years ago, it achieved a minimum distance of 4.30 ± 0.10 ly (1.32 ± 0.03 pc).

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