Classification: Orange giant
Description: It is a brighter star from the Taurus constellation. With 0.98 magnitude, it is the brightest star of the constellation, as well as the fourteenth brightest in the night sky. Approximately 65 light years from Earth, it is an orange giant spectrum class K5 III, about 500 times brighter than the Sun
Remark: It looks like a star of orange color, 500 times brighter than the Sun and about 40 times larger; one of the easiest to spot in the night sky, both for its great brightness and for its association with one of the most famous asterisms of the celestial vault: the Orion Belt. If you trace a line passing through the three stars forming the Belt from left to right (in the Northern Hemisphere) or from right to left (in the Southern Hemisphere), the first bright star you meet is Aldebaran. In the other direction, the first bright star you meet is Sirio.
Curiosity: Its name derives from the Arabic word al-Dabarān (الدبران), “behind it”, in reference to the way the star appears nearby and just after the Pleiades cluster in their nightly motion.
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