Constellation The Virgin

Virgo (The Virgin): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Virgin
  • Best seen in: May
  • Family: Zodiac
  • Latitude: +80° to -80°

Virgo or The Virgin is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Zodiac constellation family. Virgo is best seen in may (from latitudes +80° to -80°).

Like the bounty of wheat she holds in her hand, Virgo is among the richest areas of the sky to spot galaxies and distant night sky objects. Virgo is the only zodiacal constellation representing a woman and is often depicted with wings. Spica, located in the ear of wheat she holds in her left hand, is the brightest star in the constellation. People born under the sign Virgo are often seen as observant, reliable, precise and helpful.

Virgo Constellation Map

Virgo Constellation Map
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Main Stars in The Virgin (Virgo)

The constellation Virgo contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Spica
  • Zavijava
  • Porrima
  • Auva
  • Vindemiatrix
  • Heze
  • Zaniah

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Virgo include: Virgo Cluster, Messier 49, Messier 58, Messier 59, Messier 60, Messier 61, Messier 84.

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