Tag: Aurora Australis

Live in Southern Australia? Keep an eye to the South for aurora next two nights/mornings.

April 12, 2016 | By | 1 Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 12 April 2016) If you live in southern Australia, keep an eye out for aurora over the next two nights (and following mornings). Spaceweather.com (see image) indicates the chance might go as high as 75% tomorrow night. The below text just arrived via email from the Australian Space Forecast Centre. SUBJ: IPS AURORA […]

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Look South! 40% chance of aurora in next 24 hours

June 23, 2015 | By | 2 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 23 June 2015) Missed this morning’s aurora? To be honest, I think most people who knew that one was likely to occur also did. I looked around midnight then had to head off to bed so I was clear headed for work. A colleague looked around 3 am and saw nothing. Finally […]

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Bright aurora are forecast as likely for tonight :-)

January 10, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Update 11 January 2014 The aurora did not eventuate last night – in spite of the really positive forecast indicating one would occur. Not that it will help your disappointment in missing out on seeing one (and mine), the experts have worked out why no aurora eventuated. Original post 10 January 2014 As an […]

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If it happens – what tonight / tomorrow morning’s aurora will look like.

January 9, 2014 | By | 96 Comments

Send to Kindle(Posted 9 January 2014) With the CME (coronal mass ejection) expected to arrive around 6 pm AEST tonight +/-7 hours, I have been looking around for a decent photograph of the Aurora Australis. I came across something even better and that is the above time lapse video of two seperate aurora taken from […]

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Live in Southern Australia? Look out for an aurora Saturday night

July 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Text from Spaceweather.com ‘X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather […]

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

March 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

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 […]

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Possibility of aurora Sunday night

March 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

There is the possibility of further aurora activity tomorrow night (11 March 2012) for far Southern locations when a massive cloud of plasma ejected from the Sun yesterday afternoon begins to impact the Earth’s magnetosphere. According to Spaceweather.com, the plasma (or more technically a coronal mass ejection) should arrive at 0649 UT (+/- 7 […]

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Aurora seen from Hobart (Tasmania, Australia)

March 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A weak aurora has been observed from Hobart (Tasmania, Australia). It has been described as weak, with the Moon interfering.

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Aurora no show for Canberra

September 26, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Update 10.10 am AEST 27 September 2011: The coronal mass ejection from the Sun arrived about 35 minutes after I made the below post (and was fast asleep) and caused an aurora which was definitely by an observer in Christchurch (New Zealand). I don’t know if it was strong enough to be seen from Canberra. (Original post) […]

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30% chance of ‘severe’ Aurora Australis / Aurora Borealis in next 48 hours

September 25, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

According to Spaceweather.com there is 30% chance of a ‘severe’ Aurora Australis / Aurora Borealis occurring in the next 48 hours. For Southern Australian observers, the most likely time that we will see one is Monday night (26 September 2011) according to the Australian IPS Radio and Space Services website. To have the best chance of […]

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