Which star is nearest to the Earth?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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The star nearest to the Earth is the Sun. It is 92 million miles or 149.6 million kilometers away from the Earth. This distance is also known as an astronomical unit or AU. The time taken by light from the Sun to reach the Earth is approximately 8 minutes and 19 seconds. The Sun does not have any special name in astronomy through the Latin name Sol is used in reference to things associated with the Sun.

After the Sun, the nearest star to the Earth belongs to a group made up of three stars, together known as Alpha Centauri.

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astrosonuthird | Student, Kindergarten | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Sun is nearest star from the earth but apart from that it is prauxima centauri.

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astrosonu | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Hello! Ha Ha Ha what a easy answer. It is our sun but apart from our sun it is proauxima century.




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soccrkidz13 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

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the star nearest to earth is the sun by far

next is the proxima centauri which is 4.2 light years away

A light year is the distance light travels in a year: 5,880,500,000,000 miles or 9 463 700 000 000 kilometers





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