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Can you name the ten brightest objects in the sky?

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App. MagnitudeObjectOther
-26.74You've probably noticed this one - it's 400,000x brighter than #2
-12.74 (avg.)Only once a month, obviously.
-4.45 (avg.)Often bright enough to cast shadows at night
-4 (when directly overhead at twilight/dawn)This is the only man-made object I'm including, for simplicity's sake
-2.9Currently dominating the night sky over the US
-2.0 (highly variable)Has a highly eccentric orbit and sometimes is too dim to see
-1.46Brightest star in the sky - 8.6 lightyears away
-0.62Gives off more light than any star within 700 ly. Not visible north of Atlanta, GA.
-0.28Closest visible star to our Sun. (unless you live north of Orlando, FL)
-0.05Follow the handle of the big dipper to find this summer star.
0.03The whole magnitude system was originally based around this star's brightness

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Created Nov 1, 2011ReportNominate
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