Collection: Sirius

Recent studies have demonstrated that the distance to the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, is 8.61 light-years from Earth. You can also confirm the below attachments by doing an independent research.


Sirius is 8.61 light-years away from Earth.

Converting to short-range scale. From


8.61 light-years is equivalent to 861 centi light-years. So distance to Sirius is 861 centi light-years.

Sirius is mentioned in the Quran by name in chapter "The Star".

Surah: An-Najm

Verse: 49

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ رَبُّ الشِّعْرَىٰ

"And that it is He who is the Lord of Sirius."


It turned out that from the word "Star" in the first verse, and the word "Earth" in verse 32 ,there are 861 letters in between.