Sunday, October 18, 2015
Aurora Alert- Geomagnetic storm and Aurora reports NOW! (18 October 9:30 pm)
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.
Here is the near-real time satellite view of the clouds http://satview.bom.gov.au/
Cloud cover predictions can be found at SkippySky.
The all sky aurora camera in Northern Tasmania at Cressy may be helpful.
SUBJ: IPS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE ALERT ISSUED AT 1040 UT ON 18 OCT 2015 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
MINOR (G1 - MINOR) GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE IN PROGRESS (K OF 5 REACHED)
PRELIMINARY AUSTRALIAN REGION K INDICES FOR 18 10 15: 2335 -
FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF THIS EVENT ON THE IPS SPACE WEATHER STATUS PANEL, HTTP://WWW.IPS.GOV.AU > SPACE WEATHER
Further monitoring at