Just wild guessing, but I would say yes if, by luck, a strong light echo takes place after about 5 months so that the apparent angular size is greater than the resolution of our eyes (1 arcminute). After 5 months, the size for the light echo would only be about 2 arcminutes, which is still very small.
Originally Posted by Tog_
Is this a spike within the spectrum, or more of a BB distribution?
Originally Posted by Don Alexander
Yes, it will be very bright. Assuming the brightness reaches about -17, it will have an apparent surface brightness about 1/6th that of the Sun. [Sun has about 800 sq. arcminutes but is about 5000x the brightness.] But even this is still very bright.
Still it should exceed the brightness of the full moon by one or two magnitudes, and this as a point source!! This will mean it will actually be dangerous to look at, the surface brightness will be close to that of the sun.
We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.