The Brightest Star in the night sky. The illumination is great indeed. Only The Sun can compete, but The Sun is in the morning sky. The Sun rules the day, Sirius rules the night. I am being serious. The brightest star is Sirius.
Sirius is located in The Canis Major (Big Dog) Constellation. Sirius is within our own galaxy, The Milky Way Galaxy. Sirius is 8.6 Light Years away from Earth.
Sirius is also known as Alpha Canis Majoris or The Dog Star. Sirius is a Binary Star. It Companion Star is known as Sirius B and Sirius B is in fact a similar size to that of The Sun even though it is a White Dwarf. Sirius B is actually the first White Dwarf to ever be discovered. Sirius and Sirius B are around 20 Earth's distances apart. Sirius is a Blue-White Star that is 25.4 fold brighter than The Sun. Sirius has a surface temperature of 9940 Kelvin or 9667 degrees Celsius or 17,432 degrees Fahrenheit. Sirius has a diameter of 12,000 Kilometers.
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