Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis) is the name of the middle star in the "Belt of Orion."

Star map

Astronomical data

Alnilam is blue-white supergiant. It lies at a distance of approximately 1300 light years.

Orion's Belt
Orion's Belt: Alnitak - Alnilam - Mintaka

Miscellaneous Information

According to Solara, the 'galactic' name for this star is AN.
For more information on its role and influence upon Earth, see AN.

This topic was copied from the HyperBase and has only partly been revised.