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Is is true that the North Star is the brightest star?


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jzermeno said...

No! It is a common misconception that the North Star, also called Polaris, is the brightest star in the night sky. This may be because Polaris is probably the most famous star. The brightest star of the night sky is named Sirius, also known as the "Dog Star". It is in the constellation called Canis Major or the Big Dog. Canis Major can be found in the northern hemisphere winter sky to the left of Orion. Polaris, the North Star is actually the 48th brightest star in the night sky. Remember that we are talking about the night sky, because as everyone knows, the Sun is the brightest star in Earth's skies!

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