The Brightest Stars

Here is a list of the 25 brightest stars in the night sky visible from Earth. From Sirius, the brightest star, to Shaula in the constellation Scorpius, this list of bright stars includes the apparent visual magnitude, which is a measure of the brightness you see with your unaided eye. The apparent brightness of a star is influenced by how bright it really is (its intrinsic brightness), which is measured by its absolute magnitude, and its distance.  Both are listed here for each star.

The Sun is not included on this list. It has an apparent visual magnitud of -26.7 and an absolute magnitude of 4.7.

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