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Alpha Centauri and Surroundings Rigil Kentaurus is the third brightest star in the night sky, though its brightness is due to the proximity of the system — commonly known as Alpha Centauri — which is the sun's closest neighbor, about 4.3 light-years away from Earth. The star is located in the Centaurus constellation, and has an apparent magnitude of -0.27 and an absolute magnitude of 4.4. [See our facts about Rigel Kentaurus.]
Milky Way and Lunar Halo Over Malaysia. The bright star Arcturus lies in the constellation of Boötes, 34 light-years from Earth. The star has an apparent magnitude of -0.04 and an absolute magnitude of 0.2. Image: A lunar halo glows over Mersing, Malaysia. Venus appears at the bottom right with Saturn near the top of the moon. The fourth brightest star in the night sky, Arcturus, is seen near the top right corner. [See our facts about Arcturus.]
Veteran astrophotographer Ajay Talwar of the photography group The World at Night captured this image of Orion from Uttarakhand, India, on Dec. 19, 2012.
You have far south on Earth's globe to see the Southern Cross. Bluish Acrux, aka Alpha Crucis, is its brightest star.
Sirius A, the brightest star in our nighttime sky, along with its faint, tiny stellar companion, Sirius B. CREDIT: NASA, ESA, H. Bond (STScI), and M. Barstow (University of Leicester)
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Sirius was known by the ancients, but a faint companion was not discovered until 1862.
Winter triangle Next on the brightness list is Procyon, which is located in the constellation of Canis Minor (the lesser dog), 11.4 light-years from Earth. The star has an apparent magnitude of 0.38 and an absolute magnitude of 2.6. Image: Procyon, Betelgeuse and Sirius form the Winter Triangle. [See our facts about Procyon.