Saturday, August 19, 2017
Aurora Occuring NOW! and updated Geomagnetic warning (19-20 August)
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.
A new aurora camera is being installed at Campania, Tasmania. A live feed of the images from this camera is sill not available.
SUBJ: SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 17/39
ISSUED AT 0127UT/19 AUGUST 2017
BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE.
INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED
DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM
FROM 19-20 AUGUST 2017
GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY FORECAST
19 Aug: Active
20 Aug: Unsettled to Active