Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Aurora Watch (20 September 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 is still borked.
SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0711 UT ON 20 Sep 2016 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
The earth is currently under the influence of a high speed solar wind
stream (675km/s) from a recurrent negative polarity coronal hole.
There is a chance this may result in significant space weather
activity and visible auroras during local nighttime hours - dependent
upon strong solar wind speed, sustained southward Bz and favourable
viewing conditions. Aurora alerts will follow should favourable space
weather activity eventuate.
Further monitoring at