The Top 10 Nearest Stars to Earth and How Far They Are

Most people understand that every star in the sky is the sun, but what are the nearest stars? Sure we know of 1 that is pretty close (The Sun) but what about the 2nd or the 3rd nearest? This is a list of the ten nearest starts to earth right now…


 

Proxima Centauri

Proxima Centauri

10 – Proxima Centauri

Light Years: 4.22
KM: 33,923,310,000,000
Miles: 24,805,160,000,000

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri

9 – Alpha Centauri

Light Years: 4.22
KM: 41,153,175,000,000
Miles: 25,569,300,000,000

Barnard's Star

Barnard’s Star

8 – Barnard’s Star

Light Years: 5.98
KM: 56,790,790,000,000
Miles: 35,150,440,000,000

Wolf 349

Wolf 349

7 – Wolf 349

Light Years: 7.75
KM: 73,318,875,000,000
Miles: 45,554,500,000,000

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Lalande 21185

Lalande 21185

6 – Lalande 21185

Light Years: 8.22
KM: 77,765,310,000,000
Miles: 48,317,160,000,000

Luyten 726-8

Luyten 726-8

5 – Luyten 726-8

Light Years: 8.43
KM: 79,752,015,000,000
Miles: 49,551,540,000,000

Sirius

Sirius

4 – Sirius

Light Years: 8.65
KM: 81,833,325,000,000
Miles: 50,844,700,000,000

Ross 154

Ross 154

3 – Ross 154

Light Years: 9.45
KM: 89,401,725,000,000
Miles: 55,547,100,000,000

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Ross 248

Ross 248

2 – Ross 248

Light Years: 10.40
KM: 98,389,200,000,000
Miles: 61,131,200,000,000

Epsilon Eridani

Epsilon Eridani

1 – Epsilon Eridani

Light Years: 10.80
KM: 98,389,200,000,000
Miles: 63,484,400,000,000