It would be quite a sight though. Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max go on sale on Friday - and the biggest handset Apple has ever made is also its best and possibly unsurprisingly, its most expensive. The proper names of many bright stars are Arabic in origin.
Unfortunately, the key question of "when" is not one we have an answer to; thousands of other stars in the Milky Way may go supernova before Betelgeuse does. So speaker.
Some models "only" have Betelgeuse getting as bright as a thick crescent moon, while others will see it rival the entire full moon. Sure, maybe we'll see it on Dec 21st, 2012. We know that Betelgeuse, with an uncertain mass between about 12 and 20 times that of our Sun, was never destined to live very long: European Southern Observatory.
Betelgeuse is nearly 10 times this distance. I enjoyed the movie. Hopefully it won't spit any gamma ray's.
In Winter, we're on the same side of the sky as Orion, so Orion is then opposite in the sky from the sun, ie. To see the whole night sky takes a whole year. Well with no evidence I don't think it has, but I don't know that it hasn't.
The anatomy of a very massive star throughout its life, culminating in a Type II Supernova. Someday soon astronomically speaking , it will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion.
Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Come get the science today! XanderKage Follow Forum Posts: The constellation of Orion, along with the great molecular cloud complex and including its brightest stars.
Well, the full moon has an apparent magnitude usually around -12. The more massive a star is, the faster it burns through its fuel, and Betelgeuse is burning so very, very brightly: Remember 2012? View larger. Stars designated as Alpha are typically brightest in their constellations.