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Message 1154446 - Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 11:27:41 UTC

For those that like standing on their heads, or are unable to see the Aurora Aunty Beeb has this short sequence
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14998679
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Message 1154450 - Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 11:32:09 UTC - in response to Message 1154446.

thank you for that....
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Message 1154563 - Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 16:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 1154450.

We are in for another blast from the sun tonight around midnight Zulu time. I do hope the sky is as clear as it was last night.

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Message 1154604 - Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 18:09:37 UTC

I have a good Aurora predictor - I look outside - if it murky then there's probably going to be an Aurora, if its clear then there won't be one....
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Message 1154605 - Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 18:10:03 UTC

Its murky and 10/10 cloud....
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Message 1154636 - Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 20:09:15 UTC

We have heavy cloud,
sometimes heavy rain,
strong winds,
Yup, its normal Cumbrian day / night,
and no chance of seeing anything if it was there to be seen.

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Message 1156754 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 5:15:12 UTC

Three days of northern lights every night, the sky is alive with colour from the northern horizon in bands of green, blue, and red to the southern horizon. It is breath taking.

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Message 1156756 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 6:03:45 UTC

Tonight, just got inside from watching green aurora burn through the cloud layer. Like green eyes that would appear to watch you. Very cool. I'm in Dawson YT. Some of the more continuous bands looked like CT's post of Lance Taylor Image taken: Sep. 9, 2011 Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada earlier.
Except here it was directly overhead.

Next time I will try to take not just wine, but a camera too.
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Message 1156955 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 3:35:28 UTC - in response to Message 1156756.

It has started up right at sundown today. This is from Edmonton Alberta 30 miles south west of us here where I live.
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There were two brief periods (that I saw) of very bright aurora with dim aurora surrounding these periods.

This is Edmonton's science center.

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Message 1156959 - Posted: 29 Sep 2011, 3:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 1156955.

Also: Dave Hughes
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Got the call from Space weather phone and the activity had already started. Despite the full moon a few times over the course of the night I was treated to some colorful, bright displays. Canon 5D Mark II

this is south of my place. Thankyou Dave.
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Message 1158146 - Posted: 2 Oct 2011, 5:47:17 UTC

DOUBLE ERUPTION:
On October 1st around 10:17 UT, widely-spaced sunspots 1302 and 1305 erupted in quick succession, revealing a long-distance entanglement which was not obvious before. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded the double blast:

The part of the eruption centered on sunspot 1305 hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. The relatively slow-moving (500 km/s) cloud is expected to reach our planet on Oct. 4th,
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Message 1158287 - Posted: 2 Oct 2011, 15:41:55 UTC - in response to Message 1158146.

The sun is going crazy:
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/index.html
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Message 1158290 - Posted: 2 Oct 2011, 15:49:58 UTC

If there's a clear sky tonight we might even get to see some of the excitement, with more to come tomorrow & Tuesday (but we are due some rain then...
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Message 1158395 - Posted: 2 Oct 2011, 22:59:25 UTC

The Huffington Post has some nice pics of the Sun and a small article, lots of pics too.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
Provides X-Ray And Ultraviolet Images Of the Sun (PHOTOS)


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Message 1165134 - Posted: 24 Oct 2011, 22:23:00 UTC

Here we go again.
Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 5 storm
24-hr max: Kp= 5 storm
The sky will be alive tonight if this keeps up for
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Message 1165174 - Posted: 25 Oct 2011, 1:52:39 UTC - in response to Message 1165134.
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Wow!
It is all over the sky out there.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) struck Earth's magnetic field today, Oct. 24th, at approximately 1800 UT (02:00 pm EDT) setting the stage for a possible geomagnetic storm. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
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Update #1: Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the CME impact caused a strong compression of Earth's magnetic field, allowing the solar wind to penetrate all the way down to geosyncronous orbit for a brief period between 19:06 UT and 19:11 UT. Earth-orbiting spacecraft could have been directly exposed to solar wind plasma during that time.
Update #2: Strong ground currents have been detected in Norway.
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On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec, Canada suffered an electrical power blackout. Hundreds of blackouts occur in some part of North America every year. The Quebec Blackout was different, because this one was caused by a solar storm!
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Message 1165177 - Posted: 25 Oct 2011, 2:00:36 UTC - in response to Message 1165174.
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Wow!
It is all over the sky out there.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) struck Earth's magnetic field today, Oct. 24th, at approximately 1800 UT (02:00 pm EDT) setting the stage for a possible geomagnetic storm. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.
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Update #1: Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab say the CME impact caused a strong compression of Earth's magnetic field, allowing the solar wind to penetrate all the way down to geosyncronous orbit for a brief period between 19:06 UT and 19:11 UT. Earth-orbiting spacecraft could have been directly exposed to solar wind plasma during that time.

Update #2: Strong ground currents have been detected in Norway.


Those ground currents don't sound good, New York City I think was knocked out by something like that once.
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Message 1165184 - Posted: 25 Oct 2011, 2:35:20 UTC - in response to Message 1165177.

The aurora is now north and south of us here northern Alberta right to both horizons.

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 7 strong
24-hr max: Kp= 7 strong

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Message 1165186 - Posted: 25 Oct 2011, 2:58:03 UTC - in response to Message 1165184.

The aurora is now north and south of us here northern Alberta right to both horizons.

Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 7 strong
24-hr max: Kp= 7 strong

And somewhere between Montana on the 49th parallel on the southern end of Alberta to the 60th on the North end of Alberta, Pretty big place there Celt.
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Message 1165191 - Posted: 25 Oct 2011, 3:19:08 UTC - in response to Message 1165186.

If it is clear out side where you are, this is one of the larger solar storms this year.
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AURORAS IN THE USA--NOW! Northern Lights have spilled across the Canadian border into the contiguous USA. Observers report auroras as far south as Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Ohio and central California.
Alberta is big, but we got maps.
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