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The 10 Brightest Stars in the Night Sky


top ten brightest stars

Many people think that the Polaris, aka “the North Star,” is the brightest star in the sky.  Actually, Polaris is about the 47th brightest star in the nighttime sky.  So, you may ask, what exactly are the brightest stars?  Here is the list of the top 10 brightest stars you can see in our nighttime sky.


1 – Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris)


sirius

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2 – Canopus (Alpha Carinae)


Canopus

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3 – Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri)


Rigil Kentaurus

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4 – Arcturus (Alpha Bootis)


Arcturs

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5 – Vega (Alpha Lyrae)


Vega

6 – Capella (Alpha Aurigae)


Capella

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7 – Rigel (Beta Orionis)


Rigel

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8 – Procyon Alpha Canis Minoris


Procyon

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9 – Achernar (Alpha Eridani)


Achenar

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10 – Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)


betelgeuse

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