Brightest Stars in Our Sky

Name the brightest stars in the night sky based on their visual magnitudes.
Stars are listed by common name
Systems of stars (>1) are listed in red
Distance is measured in light years from Earth
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Last updated: June 7, 2020
First submittedDecember 19, 2019
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Visual Magnitude
Distance
Star
-26.74
0.000015813
Sun
-1.46
8.6
Sirius
-0.74
310
Canopus
-0.27
4.4
Alpha Centauri
-0.05
37
Arcturus
0.03
25
Vega
0.08
42
Capella
0.13
860
Rigel
0.34
11
Procyon
0.46
140
Achernar
0.50
640
Betelgeuse
0.61
350
Hadar
0.76
17
Altair
0.76
320
Acrux
0.86
65
Aldebaran
Visual Magnitude
Distance
Star
0.96
600
Antares
0.97
260
Spica
1.14
34
Pollux
1.16
25
Fomalhaut
1.25
2,600
Deneb
1.25
350
Mimosa
1.39
77
Regulus
1.50
430
Adhara
1.62
700
Shaula
1.62
52
Castor
1.64
88
Gacrux
1.64
240
Bellatrix
1.65
130
Elnath
1.69
110
Miaplacidus
1.69
2,000
Alnilam
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