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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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μ Virginis (mu Virginis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:07 | Tran: 21:36 | Set: 3:10
Altitude: -31.9°   Azimuth: 306.6°   Direction: North-West

μ Virginis is a giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Virgo.

μ Virginis visual magnitude is 3.88. Because of its moderate brightness, μ 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 μ Virginis

Finder chart μ Virginis (mu Virginis) star
Simplified finder chart for μ Virginis (mu Virginis).

μ 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 μ Virginis are provided in the following table:

14h 43m 03s
-05° 39’ 29”
Image of μ Virginis (mu Virginis) star
DSS2 image of μ Virginis. The red arrow shows the motion of μ Virginis during the next 1000 years (1.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.27 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about μ Virginis


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


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

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

Distance of μ Virginis from the Sun and relative movement

μ Virginis is distant 60.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

18.68 pc
60.89 ly
5 km/s
0.109 arcsec/year
-0.316 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of μ Virginis

μ Virginis
(mu Virginis)
107 Virginis

Visibility of μ Virginis from your location

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

Azimuth: 95.7°
Max altitude: 32.9°
Azimuth: 264.3°