Classification: star-star blue star
Description: Also known as Bayer alpha Eri / α Eridani / Alfa Eridani) is a blue star of the main sequence, belonging to the Eridano constellation. It is one of the few stars of first apparent magnitude, being equal to 0.50; this magnitude makes it the ninth brightest star in the sky. Its brightness is due not so much to its distance, which is 144 light years, but above all to being a very bright star: its mass is about six to eight solar masses.
Observation: Achernar is the ninth brightest star in the sky. Being 57 ° south of the heavenly equator, it is visible mainly from the southern hemisphere of the Earth, where it looks like a very isolated star in a field of weak stars and far distant from the brilliant light wake of the Milky Way
Curiosity: The name Achernar derives from the Arabic word آخر النهر (ākhir an-nahr) meaning “end of the river”. This name originates in the fact that the star is placed at the mouth of the river Eridano.
Astrological characteristics: success in public roles, philosophy, patience, prone to religion.