I came across an article that shows how the Sun looks from other planets of our solar system.

Now I am wondering, how does our Sun look from an exoplanet? I am guessing it must be looking like a 'star', but I wanted some reference to support that.


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The sun is a yellow dwarf star, so looking at any yellow dwarf star in the night sky will give a good example. Alpha Centauri A is also a yellow dwarf, albeit a little bigger than the sun, so our view of it should be similar to the view of our sun from Alpha Centauri.

From NASA's page on it, here is a lovely image:

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    $\begingroup$ And for everyone wondering, how bright would it be, and where in the night sky would I find the Sun, this website has answers for several more or less nearby star systems. From Alpha Centauri, the Sun would be a pretty conspicuous star in the Cassiopeia constellation. $\endgroup$ Nov 1, 2022 at 20:30
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    $\begingroup$ @sebastian-koppehel thanks for skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-blogs/explore-night-bob-king/… $\endgroup$
    – puzzled
    Nov 2, 2022 at 3:32

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