Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Aurora Watch and Geomagnetic alert (11-12 November)
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 AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 2343 UT ON 10 Nov 2015 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
A glancing blow from a coronal mass ejection is expected to impact the
Earth around early 12-Nov UT. Combined with the expected onset of
effects from an equatorial coronal hole, this could result in visible
auroras during local nighttime hours on 12-Nov. Aurora alerts will
follow should favourable space weather activity eventuate.
SUBJ: SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 15/51
ISSUED AT 2336UT/09 NOVEMBER 2015 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.
A large northern hemisphere coronal hole is currently causing elevated solar wind.
Some active geomagnetic periods are likely over the next 3 days, with storm conditions possible at high latitudes if IMF BZ turns south for an extended period.
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE
HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM FROM 10-12 NOVEMBER 2015
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
10 Nov: Active
11 Nov: Active
12 Nov: Unsettled to Active