Facts About Betelgeuse:
- 8th brightest star in the night sky and 2nd brightest star in orion, although it occasionally outshines Rigel.
- A semiregular variable star.
- If it were at the center of our Solar System, its surface would extend past the asteroid belt possibly to the orbit of Jupiter or beyond.
Classification: Star (Red Supergiant, M2Iab)
Names: Alpha OrionisConstellation: Orion
Distance: 6.08e+15 km (643 ly)