κ Centauri (Near SN 1006) on 30 April 1006 a.D. (OS)

This is a screen capture from Starry Night Pro Plus 6 for the time and place indicated. The horizon line is displayed in purple, and the ecliptic in green. The vicinity of κ Centauri is high enough to be seen provided there are no sufficiently large obstructions occluding the horizon. The ecliptic passes too far away for any conjunction between SN 1006 and a planet to occur. The sun rose that morning at 0558 hours at an azimuth of 68° 21.536', and set at 1955 hours at an azimuth of 292° 2.355'. κ Centauri rose at 2030 hours at an azimuth of 140° 46.000', and set the next day at 0333 hours at an azimuth of 219° 21.357'. So SN 1006 was in the night sky for about five hours, rising in the twilight only 35 minutes after sunset.