Where did you go Betelgeuse?

I have been going out every night I can to check on Betelgeuse the right shoulder star in Orion the Hunter. Here in southwest Florida it rides high in the winter sky.

For those of you who haven’t be paying attention it has always been identified as one of the stars in our part of the galaxy that could go Supernova. Now it started to dim substantially going from 10th brightest to 21st in the sky.

The chances that I will be the one to first see the astronomical event of the ages is Lottery slim but hey, people do win the lottery.