A bluish-white first-magnitude star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish. It is 22 light-years away and 13 times as luminous as the sun.

Fomalhaut announces the coming of autumn - it first appears in the night sky (as usual, at approximately 40° latitude) at about the same time as the leaves begin changing colour.

Fo"mal*haut` (?), n. [A.,prop., mouth of the large fish: cf. F. Fomalhaut.] Astron.

A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Piscis Australis, or Southern Fish.


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