Stars

The number of stars in the universe is countless, but only around 2,000 of them can be seen with the naked eye in the dark night. And how many stars can you identify? Don’t worry, here we’ve prepared for you detailed information and colorful pictures on the brightest stars in the sky. You don’t even need to find each star’s location by yourself — our astronomy apps Star Walk 2 and Sky Tonight will guide you through the night sky showing the names, facts, and locations of the stars above you.

Pleiades Star Cluster

The Pleiades: One of the Best Naked-Eye Deep-Sky Objects

~6 min

How many stars can be observed in the Pleiades star cluster? 💫 Most stargazers only see six – learn how to spot more!

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The brightest stars

List of 7 Brightest Stars in the Sky

~4 min

Which star is the brightest, as seen from the Earth? What star shines the most in the night sky? Tap to learn about 7 most dazzling stars.

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Why do stars twinkle

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

~4 min

Most people enjoy the sight of flickering stars, but astronomers try to avoid it. Learn how the twinkling effect interferes with stargazing!

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15 stars everyone can find Intro

15 Stars Everyone Can Find

Learn how to identify the most famous stars: Polaris, Sirius, Arcturus, and many others. Familiarize yourself with the night sky using this infographic!

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Star Quiz Intro 2

Quiz: What Star Is This❓⭐

Learn simple ways to identify stars! In this quiz, you'll need to guess famous bright stars by looking at the pictures. Arrows in the pictures show the stars' location in relation to nearby constellations. Some of the stars are not easy to guess, so you'll need all your astronomy smarts to pass this quiz. But if you manage to name all the stars correctly, you'll get a prize! 🎁 Note: if you didn't get 10/10 on the first attempt, just try again!

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Canis Major Constellation

Canis Major – the Big Dog Constellation

~7 min

What is the best way to find Canis Major in the sky? You won’t miss the best time to observe the constellation after reading this article! 🐶

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Ursa Major

The Great Bear Constellation — Ursa Major

~8 min

Is the Big Dipper the same as Ursa Major? And how to locate other stars and constellations with the help of the Great Bear? Improve your stargazing skills with our constellation guide. 🔭

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Can you buy a star name

Truth About Star Naming: Can You Really Buy a Star? 💫

~4 min

Have you ever dreamed of buying a star? The problem is that no one will recognize your right to own it. Here we explain how star-selling companies deceive you.

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 Constellation Canis Major

View Sirius, The Brightest Star In The Night Sky

~4 min

The constellation Canis Major contains the brightest star of the night sky and resembles a big dog. Learn what is visible within its borders.

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The Brightest Stars and Their Constellations

The Brightest Stars and Their Constellations

Learn the brightest stars, their constellations, distance from the Earth, and best time to see! Check out this infographic.

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