Spica (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Spica is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:05, when it rises 11° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:26, 39° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:12, 26° above your south-western horizon.

Name Spica
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Vir
67-Vir
HR 5056
HD 116658
HIP 65474
TYC 5547-1518-1
Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 1.1
Variable
B-V Color (mag):-0.14
Right Ascension:13h25m11s
Declination:-11°09'40"
Distance:86.2 parsec
281.0 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):56.8 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):236.2°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.62

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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