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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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72 Virginis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 13:30 | Tran: 18:55 | Set: 0:20
Alt: -36.23°   Az: 46.22°   Direction: North-East

72 Virginis is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Virgo.

72 Virginis visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its faintness, 72 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.

72 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 72 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 72 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 72 Virginis during the next 10000 years (7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


13h 31m 42s
-06° 35’ 46”
14h 23m 34s
03h 55m 17s


13h 30m 25s
-06° 28’ 13”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 72 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 72 Virginis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 72 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 72 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

72 Virginis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 72 Virginis double sysyem:

29.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

72 Virginis is distant 176.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

54.14 pc
176.50 ly
-9 km/s
0.042 arcsec/y
0.017 "/y

Alternative Designations

72 Virginis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 72 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.6°
Max altitude: 31.9°
Azimuth: 263.4°