A gold coin minted during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX may show a supernova that lit up the sky for more than a year.

Rare Byzantine Gold Coin Shows Ancient Supernova Explosion

In AD 1054, a nearby star ran out of fuel and exploded in a dazzling supernova explosion.Although 6,500 light-years away, the explosion is clearly visible above Earth The next 23 days and hundreds of nights.

explosion, now called No. 1054, it was so bright that Chinese astronomers dubbed it a “guest star,” while astronomical observers in Japan, Iraq, and possibly the Americas recorded the explosion’s sudden appearance in words and stones.But in Europe – at that time mainly by Byzantine Constantine IX and the Church of Christ – the huge and dazzling explosion in the sky is never mentioned, not even once.

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