Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Geomagnetic Storm Happening NOW!
This is the result of a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun on August 1. Some media outlets have been a little, shall we say, hysterical, but while it's the first decent CME for a while it's not particularly large. Anyway, look out for auroras.
UPDATE: 11:00 PM AEST. The K index is still up at 6, and the Solar wind velocity is still high, biyt no reports of aurora from anyone. Even if I could see aurora this far north, my Southern horizon is covered in cloud.
UPDATE 2: Looks like everywhere in AUstralia that could see aurora is covered in cloud. Meh!
Even if the Aurora Australis did make it to Sydney, I think the damned advertising and inefficient street lights would mean I wouldn't see it :-(