|Occurred : 7/11/2014 20:00 (Entered as : 11/07/14 20:00)
Reported: 7/18/2014 5:20:18 AM 05:20
Location: Swansea (UK/Wales),
|Bright star-like light in daylight, like Jupiter but much brighter. Viewed by me for 10 seconds. Not moving, faded into nothing.
In the sky to the south west while driving home I saw a light, like a star but much brighter. It was a clear evening, very few clouds and being around 7.30 to 8 pm, it was still very much light. The "star" was white and seemed to be at least double the size of how Venus or Jupiter would look on a clear winters night, yet this was in daylight.
I'm an educated man and have an interest in astronomy. I said to my partner who was sitting in the car next to me, I think Betelgeuse has gone supernova. I was so excited and couldn't believe it. I tried to show her where but she didn't see, I viewed it for what seemed like 10 seconds and then over a period of around 1 second it faded to nothing. I knew then that if a star like Betelgeuse had indeed exploded it should be visible for weeks or months. I rushed home and put on the news in case there were any reports of such things, there were not.
I mulled this around in my mind that night. The light was not moving, when it faded there was nothing, no object at all left in the sky. I found this website and thought I should report it. I would like to add that I am in my 30 s and have never seen anything like this before.
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