SN 1987A
The most recent naked-eye supernova was SN 1987A, the explosion of a blue supergiant star in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of the Milky Way.
SN 2003fg
The supernova SN 2003fg occurred in a galaxy some 4 billion light-years from Earth. It was nicknamed after the 1996 song "Champagne Supernova" by English rock band Oasis.
The most luminous supernova ever recorded is ASASSN-15lh, at a distance of 3.82 gigalight-years.

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