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Thursday, January 22, 2015

 

AGAIN! Aurora happening NOW! 22 January 10 pm

It's on AGAIN! (but this time before midnight). Aurora are being seen
with the unaided eye in Tasmania NOW!  Naked eye beams are being
reported in  Margate, Ralphs Bay, Howden and Stanford. Unaided eye glows are being
reported in Port Fairy and Barnsdale Victoria!. The auroral intensity may fade in
and out, so be prepared for lulls in the activity. Solar wind
Velocity: Velocity: 477 km/sec Bz: -4.0 nT Hobart K-Index 3 (this K index
was the value  associated with this mornings display).

Dark sky sites have the best chance of seeing anything, and always
allow  around 5 minutes for your eyes to become dark adapted.
As always look to the south for shifting red/green glows, beams have
been reported too.

The all sky aurora camera in Southern Tasmania at Cressy may be of
help in monitoring for aurora, but seems to be offline at the moment
http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical/4/2

Further monitoring at
http://www.ips.gov.au

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