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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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66 Virginis

Altitude: -19.8°   Azimuth: 72.6°   Direction: East-North-East

66 Virginis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Virgo.

66 Virginis visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 66 Virginis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 66 Virginis:


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

Altitude: -19.8°
Azimuth: 72.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 66 Virginis

66 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 66 Virginis are provided in the following table:

13h 24m 33s
-05° 09’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 66 Virginis in the sky:

Finder chart 66 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 66 Virginis.

Visibility of 66 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 66 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: 95.2°
Max altitude: 33.4°
Azimuth: 264.8°
66 Virginis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 66 Virginis

The image below is a photograph of 66 Virginis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 66 Virginis is 0.159 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 66 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 66 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 66 Virginis during the next 1000 years (2.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 66 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

66 Virginis is distant 98.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

30.09 pc
98.10 ly
14 km/s
0.159 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 66 Virginis

66 Virginis belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 66 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 66 Virginis

66 Virginis