Aldebaran (Tau, Tauri, Alpha Tauri) is a bright orange giant star located 65 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. With an average apparent magnitude of 0.87, it is the brightest star in the constellation and one of the brightest stars in the night sky.

The name Aldebaran is Arabic (Julai al-Dabaran) and literally translates as “the follower” because this bright star appears to follow the Pleiades or Seven Sisters constellation in the night sky.

This star is also called the Bull’s Eye because of its striking orange color and its position in the bull’s head-shaped constellation.

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