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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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59 Virginis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:25 | Tran: 18:10 | Set: 0:55
Alt: -27.52°   Az: 18.77°   Direction: North-North-East

59 Virginis is a double hypergiant star of spectral class G0 in the constellation of Virgo.

59 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its faintness, 59 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.

Image of 59 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 59 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-5.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 18m 00s
+09° 17’ 42”
13h 07m 12s
02h 25m 13s

J2000

13h 16m 46s
+09° 25’ 27”

Galactic Coordinates

322.8°
71.31°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 59 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Virginis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.22
Hypergiant

3.95
G0V
6007K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

59 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 59 Virginis double sysyem:

5.22
14.32
9.1
34.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

59 Virginis is distant 58.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

17.95
58.52
-26 km/s
-0.334 arcsec/y
0.19"/y

Alternative Designations

59 Virginis
SAO119847
SAO119847

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 59 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.7°
Max altitude: 47.8°
Azimuth: 279.3°