Distances of the nearest stars from 20,000 years ago until 80,000 years in the future
While the Voyager probe flies through space slowly closing on Gliese 445, the star is rapidly approaching the Sun. At the time the probe passes Gliese 445, the star will be about 1.059 parsecs (3.45 light-years) from the Sun, but with less than half the brightness necessary to be seen with the naked eye. But the dwarf star will still be further away than other stars have achieved.
In left column are stellar classes of primary members of star systems. Bold are systems containing at least one component with absolute magnitude of +8.5 or brighter. Italic are systems without known trigonometric parallax.