Text #7236History of the Franks .
[Bk. 6 Ch. 14 pp. 153--154]
In king Childebert’s seventh year, which was the twenty-first of Chilperic and Gunthram, in the month of January […] The star which I called above the comet, appeared in such a way that there was a great blackness all around it and it was placed as it were in a hole and gleamed in the darkness, sparkling and scattering rays of light. And a ray of wonderful size extended from it which appeared like the smoke of a great fire a long way off. It appeared in the west in the first hour of the night.