What Is the Bright Star in the Sky Tonight?

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Stars are enormous shining spheres of hot gas, the closest of which is our Sun. They are primarily made up of hydrogen and small amounts of helium and some other elements. Those stars which you can see with your naked eye in the night sky all belong to the Milky Way Galaxy, which is the huge system of stars that contains the solar system.
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Star - Sirius. Planet - Venus - which you are seeing high in the south west.
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You're looking at the North Star, or Polaris. The North
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The brightness of a star is called its "magnitude" Originally a number from 1 (the brightest stars) to 6 (the weakest that could be seen with the naked eye) this system
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The International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 constellations today. Descriptions of the constellations were formalized in the early 1900s with the hopes of being able to identify
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The brightest star in the sky tonight is Venus Its the brilliant star that shines brightly in the west after sunset.
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