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The Top 10 Brightest & Largest Stars

What do you see when you go out at night and look at the vast sky? Yes, of course, you saw that many stars, and the stars twinkle. Have you ever wondered which twinkling stars are the more enlightened and which ones are the largest? We’ve compiled a top 10 list just for you – which stars are the brightest and the largest.

Top 10 Brightest & Largest Stars

Top 10 Brightest Stars

Star NameConstellationDistance (From the Earth in light-years)Apparent Magnitude
1. SiriusCanis Major8.61-1.46
2. CanopusCarina312.73-0.72
3. ArcturusBootes36.39-0.04
4. Rigil KentaurusCentaurus4.40-0.01
5. VegaLyra25.31+0.03
6. RigelOrion772.91+0.12
7. ProcyonCanis Minor11.42+0.34
8. BetelgeuseOrion640.0+0.42
9. AchernarEridanus143.81+0.50
10. Beta CentauriCentaurus525.22+0.61

Top 10 Largest Stars

Star NameSolar Diameter
1. VY Canis Majoris1,800-2,100
2. VV Cephei A1,600-1,900
3. Mu Cephei1,650
4. V838 Monocerotis1,570-400
5. WOH G641,540
6. V354 Cephei1,520
7. KW Sagittarii1,460
8. KY Cygni1,420-2,850
9. RW Cephei1,260-1,610
10. Betelgeuse1,180

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