In the Winter, in New Hampshire, I see Orion in the night sky whenever it is cloudfree.
I have been checking on Betelgeuse. It would be quite something to see a Supernova.
I go out, at night, walking, TWICE a night. So, if it is cloudfree, I can observe the heavens.
I too had noticed that Betelgeuse had got brighter, and more orange, in the last few days.
Then, I started seeing the media reports. So, I was not alone.
Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Go out and look up. It is quite the sight.