Friday, April 17, 2015
Aurora Watch (17-18 April)
Aurora can occur at any time after nightfall (although around midnight or just after seems to be common). 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 consistently over the last few aurora and a large green "blob" has been seen.
The all sky aurora camera in Southern Tasmania at Cressy may be helpful.
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
17 Apr: Mostly unsettled to active with minor storm periods possible at high
SUBJ: IPS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0713 UT ON 17 Apr 2015 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
A coronal hole solar wind stream has resulted in more significant and
sustained geomagnetic activity than anticipated during the past 24-48
hours with auroras observed in far southern Australian regions, eg
Tasmania. Should this activity continue further auroras may be
observed over these and other mid-high latitude regions tonight.
Aurora alerts will follow should favourable space weather activity
Further monitoring at