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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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89 Virginis

Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:22 | Tran: 20:43 | Set: 1:09
Altitude: -52.7°   Azimuth: 325.5°   Direction: North-West

89 Virginis is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Virgo.

89 Virginis visual magnitude is 4.97. Because of its moderate brightness, 89 Virginis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 89 Virginis

Finder chart 89 Virginis star
Simplified finder chart for 89 Virginis.

89 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 89 Virginis are provided in the following table:

13h 49m 52s
-18° 08’ 03”
Image of 89 Virginis star
DSS2 image of 89 Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of 89 Virginis during the next 1000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.63 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 89 Virginis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 89 Virginis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 89 Virginis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 89 Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

89 Virginis is distant 241.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

74.18 pc
241.84 ly
-40 km/s
-0.1 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 89 Virginis

89 Virginis

Visibility of 89 Virginis from your location

Today's 89 Virginis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.1°
Max altitude: 20.4°
Azimuth: 251.9°