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Virgo Constellation
Constellation Virgo the Virgin

Virgo, the Virgin (Vir)  

(VER-go)


The constellation of Virgo, the Virgin, is best viewed in Spring during the month of May. It's brightest star is Spica at magnitude 0.98. The boundary of the Virgo constellation contains 32 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. VER-go
      1. Meaning:
      2. Virgin
      1. Genitive:
      2. Virginis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Vir
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Southern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. SQ3
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. May
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 13h 21m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. -3° 31'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Spica  (0.98m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 32
      1. Pulsars:
      2. 1
      1. Black holes:
      2. 2
      1. Other:
      2. Circumbinary planet; converging black holes

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).