Monday, August 29, 2016
Aurora Watch (29-30 August, 2016)
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, as well as bright proton arcs and "picket fences".
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: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0549 UT ON 29 Aug 2016 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
Minor geomagnetic storming expected tonight and tomorrow. There is a
possibility that aurora will be visible in Tasmania and the southern
Australian regions during local nighttime hours. Aurora alerts will
follow should favourable space weather activity eventuate.
Further monitoring at