Thursday, July 23, 2015
Aurora Happening NOW (23 July 2015)
An Aurora Alert and a geomagnetic alert has been issued by the Australian IPS for the 23th due to an anticipated impact from a coronal mass ejection.
Currently, the Kindex is 4.
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.
SUBJ: IPS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 15/29
ISSUED AT 0749UT/23 JULY 2015
BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.
A sustained period of southward IMF is resulting in mildly elevated
levels of geomagnetic activity, particularly at high latitude
regions. Further mildly elevated levels of geomagnetic activity
are possible during the remainder of 23 July.
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED
DUE TO CORONAL MASS EJECTION
FOR 23 JULY 2015
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
23 Jul: Unsettled to active with possible minor storm periods at high
SUBJ: IPS AURORA ALERT HIGH LATITUDES
ISSUED AT 0720 UT ON 23 Jul 2015 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS. AURORA MAY BE OBSERVED
DURING LOCAL NIGHT TIME HOURS IN GOOD OBSERVING CONDITIONS
AT HIGH LATITUDES.
Follow the progress of this event on the IPS web site
by following the links to the Space Weather Status Panel,
Home > Space Weather
Further monitoring at