Sun and other Stars


This shows the size of our Sun compared to other stars. Sirius is a brilliant white binary star that is the brightest star in the night sky and is about 8.6 light-years away from the Sun. Pollux is the brightest star in Gemini and is part of a double star system. It is about 33.7 light-years from the Sun. Arcturus is the brightest star of the northern hemisphere in the spring and the fourth brightest star in the Earth's night sky. It is located about 36.7 light-years from the Sun.

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