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Solar Minimum and the Aurora

The solar cycle swings between solar maximum and solar minimum and for the past few years we have been in the peak of that cycle. Over the last 12 months or so however, the sun has well and truly moved into its less active period – known as solar minimum. What is the Solar Cycle?...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