The star Cor Caroli, or Alpha Canum Venaticorum, is a binary star and the brightest star in the northern constellation Canes Venatici.
If you’re in the U.S., you must be at about New Orleans’ latitude to glimpse it. From the southern hemisphere, Mimosa is a prominent and beloved star.
Blue Acrux shines as the brightest star in the constellation Crux the Southern Cross.
Meet Regulus, brightest star in Leo the Lion, soon to be covered by an asteroid in the best and brightest asteroid occultation ever predicted for North America.
You can see Alphard – the Heart of the constellation Hydra the Water Snake – in the evening in March, April, and May.
Pollux is the brighter of two bright stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. It is the 17th brightest star in our sky.
Two stars noticeable for being bright and close together might be Castor and Pollux of the Gemini Twins constellation.
Sirius – in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog – is the sky’s brightest star. It’s very easy to spot on winter and spring evenings.
From the southern U.S. or similar latitudes, you’ll easily find Canopus on February evenings. Look southward below brilliant Sirius.
Someday, the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. Someday … but probably not soon.