Sunday, May 08, 2016
Aurora Alert 8-9 May, 2016
Dark sky sites have the best chance of seeing anything, and always allow around 5 minutes for your eyes to become dark adapted.
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 ALERT HIGH LATITUDES
ISSUED AT 0620 UT ON 08 May 2016 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.
SUBJ: SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 16/17
ISSUED AT 2337UT/06 MAY 2016
BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.
The effects of high speed solar wind streams from two subsequent
coronal holes may raise the geomagnetic activity to minor storm
levels on 7, 8 and 9 May.
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED
DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM
FROM 07-09 MAY 2016
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
07 May: Unsettled to minor storm
08 May: Unsettled to minor storm
09 May: Unsettled to minor storm
Further monitoring at