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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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6 Virginis

Altitude: -29.6°   Azimuth: 349.9°   Direction: North

6 Virginis is a giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

6 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, 6 Virginis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 6 Virginis is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 6 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 6 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Virginis during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 6 Virginis


6 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.6°
Azimuth: 349.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 6 Virginis

6 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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 6 Virginis are provided in the following table:

11h 55m 03s
+08° 26’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 6 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 6 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Virginis.

Visibility of 6 Virginis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 6 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.6°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.4°

Distance of 6 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

6 Virginis is distant 167.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

51.41 pc
167.61 ly
-10 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 6 Virginis

6 Virginis belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 6 Virginis