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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The brightest star in November's sky is The Dog Star, Sirius.
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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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Given your location and time, the star is either Arcturus or Vega. My hunch would be Vega because of its brightness. I really wish people unfamiliar with the sky wouldn't make wild
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If it is just after sunset where you are and you are looking west, the bright object is planet Venus. If it is around midnight where you are and you are looking east, the bright object
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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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