Skip to comments.Did I just see a star go supernova and wink out???
Posted on 03/23/2013 8:36:32 PM PDT by CapnJack
Did anybody else here happen to be looking into the north sky and see a star get really bright and then just wink out???
I was standing on my back deck having a cigar and looking up at the north by northeast sky and was looking at a patch of sky (the night sky is very clear tonight here in NH) and saw a star twinkle for a second or two, then it got really bright, brighter than any other star out tonight. Then it just winked out and was gone.
If you looked up and find the Big Dipper and and draw a line between the last star on the handle and the North Star, then go to the 1/2 point on the line and then go down about 1/3 the distance of the line on a 90 degree angle ... that is where the star was.
Just wondering if anyone else just happend to be looking up at the sky tonight.
It’s those cheap Chinese made bulbs.
You probably saw a meteor that was coming at you so it appeared not to be moving.
Cigar? What kind of cigar?
From what you describe that suggests a meteor coming directly toward you (be thankful it burned up on the way!) Quite common.
Keep watching the skies.
I see this often and my theory is that it is sunlight reflecting off of different satellites.
Lots and lots of junk up there.
Also all meteors don’t streak across the sky. Some can come straight in and make a bright blip in the sky.
I see stars like this every night. They start out as tiny twinkles, then get larger and larger. Then they land at LAX. It’s really weird. Maybe I need to smoke a cigar.
It went out for Earth Hour. Sorry, I mean Idiot Hour. LOL!!!!!
You might be having a stroke.
Look up iridium flash.
Or a tumoh (tumor).
Did you just finish reciting the nine billion names of God?
I did see a UFO once years ago that I still can't explain, don't tell anybody :)
I don’t know how quickly a supernova flash happens, but maybe someone else saw what you saw.
You might search Google News for ‘supernova’ over the next few days. https://www.google.com/news/advanced_news_search
If it was a supernova maybe some telescope somewhere caught it?
“Cigar? What kind of cigar?”
Actually, Capn, a supernova is believed to shine as bright as the moon and be visible in daylight if close enough, and lasts for several days.
I’m guessing sunlight against a satellite.
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