What is the closest star to the earth?
Strictly speaking, the CLOSEST star to the Earth is our own Sun.
The next closest after that is Proxima Centauri, a tiny red dwarf
4.2 light years away. Even though it is the closest star to the
Sun, it cannot be seen by the naked eye, because it is too
The sun. It's a medium-sized star.
Technically the sun is the star closest to the Earth, but because we experience it so differently from the other stars, we do not normally think of it as such. The closest star to us aside from the sun is Proxima, a small star that is part of the Alpha Centauri star system. On average, Proxima is 4.22 light years away while the star system as a whole is 4.27 light years away.
The Sun is technically the closest star to the Earth. Besides that though, the star Alpha Centauri is closest. It is approximately 4.37 light years away
The star closest to earth is the sun, averaging 93 million miles over the course of
one full year.
After the sun, the next nearest star is Proxima Centauri, roughly 270 thousand times
farther from us than the sun is.
The moon that revolves around the earth is not a star, it is part of the earth that was thrown off into space when the earth was hit by a large asteroid early in its development, about 30 million years after the earth first was formed. The closest star to the Earth is our Sun, it is a star and it is called Sol.