Aurora Australis Tonight

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Get yourself up high with a clear view to the south! Tomorrow should be better? Pissed my camera is currently residing in another town.
 

D-eye

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I would be tempted to go hunting tonight, but it looks like it will be overcast, and my camera is off being serviced
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rocketboy

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There's a full moon - not a good situation at all for Aurora watching especially with all that moisture in the air. But maybe on the southern horizon there'll be a bit of activity.
 
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D-eye said:
I would be tempted to go hunting tonight, but it looks like it will be overcast, and my camera is off being serviced
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Assuming you are in the ACT, would that be far south enough in any case?
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SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0109 UT ON 28 Aug 2021 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

Two coronal mass ejection observed on 26 August are expected to impact
the Earth at the end of UT day 28 August or early on 29 August,
possibly resulting in significant geomagnetic activity and visible
auroras during local nighttime hours. Aurora alerts will follow if
significant geomagnetic activity actually occurs.


Australian Space Forecast Centre
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meteorology
 

POW Hungry

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New AA Watch Bulletin has just been published:
SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0230 UT ON 25 Sep 2021 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

Effects of a coronal hole in addition to possible glancing blow from
the 23 September CMEs are expected to impact the Earth within the next
48 hours, possibly resulting in significant geomagnetic activity and
visible auroras during local nighttime hours. Aurora alerts will
follow if significant geomagnetic activity actually occurs.


Australian Space Forecast Centre
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meteorology

P: +61 2 9213 8010
E: asfc@bom.gov.au
 

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SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0346 UT ON 30 Sep 2021 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

A coronal mass ejection is expected to impact the Earth within the
next 48 hours, likely resulting in moderate geomagnetic activity and
visible auroras during local nighttime hours on 01 October. Aurora
alerts will follow if significant geomagnetic activity actually
occurs.


Australian Space Forecast Centre
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meteorology
 

POW Hungry

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SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0022 UT ON 10 Oct 2021 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE


AR2882 produced M1.6 flare at 09/0638 UT, which triggered a full-halo
CME first observed in LASCO C2 imagery starting at 09/0712 UTC.
The CME is expected to arrive at Earth on UT day 11 October at
around 1700 UT +/- 6 hours. As a result, the geomagnetic conditions
are expected to reach minor storm level with a chance of major
storms. The global Kp index is expected to reach 6 (G2 storms),
with a chance of 7 (G3 storms). On the local night of 11 October
(and maybe 12 October), aurora may be visible from Tasmania,
the coastline of Victoria and the southwest coast of Western
Australia. Aurora alerts will follow if significant geomagnetic
activity actually occurs.



Australian Space Forecast Centre
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meteorology

P: +61 2 9213 8010
E: asfc@bom.gov.au
 

POW Hungry

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Watch has been extended.
SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0329 UT ON 12 Oct 2021 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

Yesterday's aurora watch warning has been extended by one day due to
the late arrival of the CME effect. The earth is currently under the
influence of the full-halo CME triggered by a M1.6 flare occurring on
October 09/0638 UT. The global Kp index is expected to reach 5 (G1
storm), with a chance of 6 (G2 storms). On the local night of 12
October aurora may be visible from Tasmania and the coastline of
Victoria. Aurora alerts will follow if significant geomagnetic
activity actually occurs.


Australian Space Forecast Centre
Space Weather Services
Bureau of Meteorology
Perhaps a chance in coastal Vic/Tas this evening.

I see NEWS.com.au on the bandwagon (a day late) :rolleyes:
 

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For those playing at home Kp Index of 6 (Major Storm) presents the possibility of visible Aurora as North as SW WA.
KpGeomagnetic ActivityNorthern LimitNorthern Limit Location
3UnsettledHigh LatitudesSouthern Tasmania
4ActiveHigh LatitudesAll of Tasmania
5Minor StormHigh LatitudesCoastline of Victoria
6Major StormHigh LatitudesSouthwest Coast of Western Australia
7Severe StormMid LatitudesSouthern NSW
8Severe StormLow LatitudesSouthern Queensland
9Severe StormEquatorialThe Tropics
 
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