Astronomers are now able to see the 11th brightest star with the naked eye. The Betelgeuse star, which can be easily seen in the northern hemisphere during February, is 1,000 times larger than the Sun and 642 light years from Earth.
Having the opportunity to watch the first Super Moon of 2020 last weekend, astronomers have the opportunity to observe another beauty nowadays. If you like watching the sky, February will present you the Star of Betelgeuse.
The Betelgeuse star is a red star well known to both scientists and astronomers. This giant star in the Orion Constellation can now clearly see it in the northern hemisphere. If you want to see this star that shines in all its glory with the naked eye, you can do the things we will talk about soon.
The Betelgeuse star is 642 light years away from us and 1,000 times larger than the Sun, which gives life to our planet. Known as the 11th brightest star in the sky, Betelgeuse has attracted attention every period. This star, which scientists have been investigating for a long time, exhibits variable attitudes, especially at this time of the year, and occasionally shines and darkens.
According to scientists, the Star of Betelgeuse has begun to darken in recent years. This reveals that Betelgeuse is approaching a supernova or that the star is short of death. According to scientists, Betelgeuse’s existence of a supernova can be clearly seen from Earth, but this explosion will not affect us in any way.
The red structure of the Betelgeuse star makes this star unique and always recognizable. However, in order to see this star with the naked eye, you have to look in the right place and know the stars a little.
What you need to do to see Betelgeuse star;
To see this star, go to a place where the surroundings will not be too bright. Get your eyes used to the darkness for a while.
Turn your direction to the south west and try to find the Orion Constellation. This constellation will look like this;
The reddish color you see in the upper left, and the brighter star than its counterparts, is the Betelgeuse star.