What Is the Bright Star in the Southern Sky?

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The brightest star in the southern sky is known as Sirius and its brightness is brought about by its luminosity and nearness to the sun. Australia is one of the regions located in the southern skies and enjoys other stars, the Milky Way and the two unique star clouds namely Greater Magellanic Cloud and the Lesser Magellanic Cloud.
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Regulus, in the constellation Leo, the lion, is the closest bright star
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That is Jupiter. Look at it through binoculars steadied against a wall or on a fence. 2 or 3 of the brightest moons are also visible.
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It's not Venus, it's Jupiter! Venus can be visible in the West, shortly after the sunset, but Jupiter is visible well into the night in the South. Jupiter looks a bit yellowish, while
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Achernar, or Alpha Eridani, belongs to the constellation Eridanus, the river. The name Achernar means "end of the river. Achernar is a B3Vpe type star and is the ninth brightest
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