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aurora alert

Aurora this week?

There is a great deal of hullabaloo in the mainstream media about the very high likelihood of an aurora this week. Is the fuss justified? There is absolutely a chance, in fact the photos decorating this blog post were all taken on Tuesday night (May 14) and are in fact the first aurora I have...Read More

Aurora Alert

Aurora Alert! There is a very good chance of the aurora appearing this week, and it may be around for a few days too. **Update March 15 AM: Bt is now 9 and the Bz -6 so the conditions are OK for a fairly weak aurora to appear ** The reason being an elongated “coronal...Read More

Aurora Australis alert for Tasmania!

** UPDATE: April 15 – Sadly this weekend’s aurora was a fizzer. The CME hit at around 9:00 Sunday morning and unfortunately wasn’t anywhere near as strong as it might have been. ** Attention aurora australis hunters – there was a fairly major solar flare on the sun yesterday which produced a large coronal mass...Read More