I’m honestly dying to be able to see a supernova in my lifetime, so I have looked into the topic somewhat. Here’s a couple things I have found:
For starters, though “Betelgeuse might explode soon!” makes for some great headline bait, “soon” in this context means “sometime within the next million years.” The odds aren’t great that we’ll get to watch it happen (but hey, you never know).
Secondly, it will definitely be bright, but it’s not going to help much in the garden. At 640 light-years distant, Betelgeuse is just too far away to have a significant impact on us. According to this great article by Phil Plait, it will be about 1/100,000th as bright as the Sun. The supernova may be bright enough to see during the day (!!!) but it’s too far away to have that kind of impact on our lighting situation.
Hope that helps!
i think the only thing scarier than reading the comments white people make in youtube videos
is the realization that these people are real and walk among us
the same disgusting degenerate people spreading racist filth
could be your boss, neighbor, professor, dentist
that they get to hide behind anonymity
and live their lives
no one the wiser of just how racist they are