Justin Ng

See a real life exploding star in the eastern sky this week

See a real life exploding star in the eastern sky this week

In case you're feeling overwhelmed with personal drama or work stress, a humbling event is happening in the eastern sky this week as a star in the constellation Delphinus has gone nova.

The good news is it's not a supernova, so we don't have to worry about it destroying life on Earth or wiping out a section of the Milky Way. Which is nice. We can just sit back, and allow this enormous event to give us pause.

A nova of the brightness of this particular one only happens once every ten years, so get out to a dark sky with a pair of binoculars, download the Star Walk iOS app, and enjoy the sight.

It will essentially just look like a bright star, not a massive explosion, but it's nice to think that you might be looking into the sky at a photograph of the day somebody's sun exploded years ago.