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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23

Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis)

Syrma, also designated as ι Virginis (iota Virginis), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Virgo.

Syrma visual magnitude is 4.08. Because of its moderate brightness, Syrma should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Syrma:

Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Syrma

Syrma 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 Syrma are provided in the following table:

14h 16m 00s
-06° 00’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Syrma in the sky:

Finder chart Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis) star
Simplified finder chart for Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis).

Visibility of Syrma from your location

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

Today's Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.0°
Max altitude: 32.5°
Azimuth: 264.0°
Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Syrma

The image below is a photograph of Syrma 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 Syrma is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.432 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Syrma - ι Virginis (iota Virginis) star
DSS2 image of Syrma. The red arrow shows the motion of Syrma during the next 1000 years (-0.07 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.20 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Syrma from the Sun and relative movement

Syrma is distant 69.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

21.39 pc
69.75 ly
12 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.432 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Syrma

Syrma belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of Syrma

ι Virginis
(iota Virginis)
99 Virginis