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The ten brightest stars in the night sky

Posted by: bitacoradegalileo on: July 22, 2011

Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) The brightest star in the entire night sky. Located further south of the celestial equator at -16.7 °, it is visible from virtually the entire planet. White, with a magnitude of -1.5 and a distance of about 8 light-years, is the main star of the constellation Canis Major (The Greater Dog), […]