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Monday, August 07, 2006

 

Aurora alert (8:00 pm ACST)

Solar wind speed from the IPS space weather site. This image should update every 15 nimutes or so.

Currently (8:00 pm ACST) we are in a stream of particles from a coronal hole. The magnetic field is strongly southwards, speed and density is high. There is currently a geomagnetic alert. the Kp index in Hobart is currently 6.0

There is a good possibility that people in Southern New Zealand and Tasmania might see auroral activity tonight (tasmanians should look now), although light from the waxing Moon will interfere, and dark sky sites have the best chances of seeing anything.

People in Southern Victoria might have a possibility of seeing some display.

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