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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brightest_stars

This is a list of the brightest naked eye stars to +2.50 magnitude, as determined by their maximum, total or combined apparent visual magnitudes as seen from ...

www.space.com/21640-star-luminosity-and-magnitude.html

Oct 11, 2017 ... Stars that are closer to Earth, but fainter, could appear brighter than far ... a convention whereby we can compare two stars on the same footing, ...

earthsky.org/brightest-stars/sirius-the-brightest-star

By Deborah Byrd in Brightest Stars | February 9, 2017 ... affect the light and cause the flickering and shimmering we see when we gaze at this star. .... As Mark Twain said, "there are more things in Heaven and Earth than man will ever know" .

earthsky.org/brightest-stars/few-know-the-second-brightest-star-canopus

Feb 1, 2017 ... Canopus is the 2nd-brightest star in the sky, and it's easy to spot on ... the second -brightest star visible in Earth's sky – in what we know as the ...

www.thoughtco.com/bright-stars-in-our-night-sky-3073632

Earth's skies have many bright stars; some close to the sun, others farther away. The top 10 ... Stargazers know Vega as part of the constellation Lyra, the Harp.

www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/08/13/are_the_stars_you_see_in_the_sky_already_dead.html

Aug 13, 2013 ... Many of the stars we see at night have already died. ... Light travels rapidly—as far as we know, it's the fastest thing in the Universe—but it's not ...

www.universetoday.com/113709/are-all-the-stars-really-dead

Aug 7, 2014 ... Many of the stars we see at night have already died. ... The brightest in the night sky is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major. ... It's about 650 light years away, if it had exploded a couple centuries ago, we still wouldn't know.

spaceplace.nasa.gov/review/dr-marc-space/brightest-star.html

Suppose we could put all stars at the same distance from us. Then which one would ... How would you know how bright the light really is? Is it a weak light on a  ...

blog.simulationcurriculum.com/articles/2015/5/15/the-ten-brightest-stars-in-the-sky

May 15, 2015 ... All stars shine but none do it like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. .... The science of astronomy progresses, and we now know that ...