IPS aurora alert issued at 1020 UT (8.20pm AEST) on 12 Mar 2012

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The Australian IPS Radio and Space Services division of the Australian Government has issued an auroral alert at 10.20 UT (8.20pm AEST) on 12 March 2012. The text is reproduced below.

SUBJ: IPS AURORA ALERT 1020 UT ON 12 Mar 2012 HIGH LATITUDES
ISSUED AT 1020 UT ON 12 Mar 2012 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE        

GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS. AURORA MAY BE OBSERVED
DURING LOCAL NIGHT TIME HOURS IN GOOD OBSERVING CONDITIONS
AT HIGH LATITUDES.

Follow the progress of this event on the IPS web site
by following the links to the Space Weather Status Panel,
Home > Space Weather

IPS would appreciate any feedback from people observing an
aurora giving details of location and time. Please email to
asfc@ips.gov.au

Previous reports of observed aurora are regularly updated on
on the IPS web site. Please follow the links,
Home > Geophysical > Aurora Alert

More information about IPS Aurora Alerts can be found under
our mailing list by following the links,
Home > Products and Services > Mailing List

This alert is not subject to forecaster validation. It is
automatically issued from autoscaled data which may produce
a false alarm on rare occasions.

If you are in Tasmania or New Zealand, now is the time to go out and look to the South. Hopefully you have clear skies and see an aurora.

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