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Monday, April 24, 2023


Aurora Alert April 24, 2023


Image screen capture from https://www.sws.bom.gov.au/Space_Weather

This morning a G4 geomagnetic storm saw auroras as far north as Dubbo, NSW (at 5 am!).  The storm continued during daylight hours in Australia, dying down before sunset. there is currently a G1 storm going on and some aurora are bring reported in Victoria, and another G4 session is predicted for later tonight. 

The Moon is just past new and will not significantly interfere  with seeing aurora.  Keep an eye out and be patient, as the magnetic polarity of the wind fluctuates significantly and aurora may come and go.

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.


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