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Saturday, June 21, 2014

 

Aurora Watch Sunday 22 June - Monday 23 June

The Australian IPS has released an aurora watch for Sunday evening
(22 June) to early Monday morning (23 June). If aurora occur, this
may be visible in Tasmania, Southern NZ, and possibly Southern Vic,
WA and Southern North Island New Zealand.

Depending on when the incoming Coronal Mass Ejection strikes, we may
see minor storm periods in the late evening to early morning. The
Moon is at last Quarter Phase, so the skies will be fairly dark until
early morning.  As always look to the south for shifting red/green
glows, recently beams have been reported too. As usual, dark sky
sites will have the best chance of seeing anything, and always allow
around 5 minutes for your eyes to become dark adapted.

There is now an all sky aurora camera in Southern Tasmania at
Cressy
http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical/4/2

Also Solar Maximum has *finally* arrived, but it is a pretty weak
one,  one of the weakest for decades, but we may still see some nice
aurora action
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/10jun_solarminimax/

SUBJ: IPS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0047 UT ON 21 Jun 2014 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

A Coronal Mass Ejection is expected to impact the Earth in the latter
half of 22 June to 23 June, possibly resulting in space weather
activity and visible auroras during local nighttime hours. Aurora
alerts will follow should favourable space weather activity
eventuate.

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Comments:
You need to cut and paste the link
http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical/4/2

rather than click on the link, as it takes you to an Outlook login !!??!!


 
and the aurora camera page is not updated live, in fact it is 5 days behind, so it is not so useful.
 
The aurora camera is currently out of service, the IPS has been notified, and hopefully it will be back in service soon.

And I've fixed the link, thanks for the heads up.
 
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