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Friday, June 07, 2013

 

Aurora Happening Now (6 pm 7 June)

Confirmed reports of aurora coming from New Zealand and Tasmania. Bz -6 nT, Kp currently 4, Australian IPS has issued an aurora watch

Tasmanians, NZ folk should go look NOW. Look to the South for unusual glows or moving lights, darks sky sites away from city lights have the best chance of seeing anything. Southern Victorians should be on alert too.

SUBJ: IPS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0223 UT ON 07 Jun 2013 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

A Coronal Mass Ejection has arrived at Earth accompanied by a magnetic
field with a favourable alignment for generating Auroral activity.
These solar wind conditions may continue for the next 24-48 hours.
This may result in visible auroras during local nighttime hours,
though likely confined to higher latitude regions (e.g. Tasmania).
Aurora alerts will follow should favourable space weather activity
eventuate.


Solar Wind Speed diagram

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