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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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20 Virginis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:18 | Tran: 18:08 | Set: 1:03
Altitude: 26.3°   Azimuth: 252.4°   Direction: West-South-West

20 Virginis is a giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Virgo.

20 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its faintness, 20 Virginis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

20 Virginis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of 20 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 20 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-8.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

12h 34m 17s
+10° 09’ 37”

J2000 Coordinates

12h 33m 02s
+10° 17’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 20 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Virginis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

20 Virginis is distant 471.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

144.51 pc
471.10 ly
1 km/s
-0.051 arcsec/y
0.005 "/y

Alternative Designations

20 Virginis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 20 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.7°
Max altitude: 48.8°
Azimuth: 280.3°