Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Aurora Watch and Geomagnetic Warning (8-9 December 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, 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 being upgraded and is not yet online.
SUBJ: SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 16/54
ISSUED AT 2338UT/05 DECEMBER 2016
BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.
A large southern hemisphere coronal hole is likely to induce
geomagnetic disturbance from late 7-Dec.
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED
DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM
FROM 07-09 DECEMBER 2016
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
07 Dec: Quite, with late minor storm.
08 Dec: Active to Minor Storm
09 Dec: Unsettled to Active
SUBJ: SWS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 2333 UT ON 06 Dec 2016 by Space Weather Services
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE
High speed wind streams from a southern hemisphere coronal hole are
expected to impact the Earth within the next 24 - 48 hours, possibly
resulting in significant space weather activity. Auroras may be
visible on the local nights of 8 and 9 December in Tasmania and
possibly the coastline of Victoria. Aurora alerts will follow should
favourable space weather activity eventuate.
Further monitoring at