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Message 1203590 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 5:02:10 UTC

Looks like a full moon, now where'd I put that Wolf bane? ;)

Seriously Celt, Nice pics, hopefully nothing badenov will come from this solar eruption...
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Message 1203605 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 6:26:05 UTC

Those pictures are beautiful!!!

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Message 1203696 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 13:40:28 UTC
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Ok, anywhere it is dark is now just starting to get aurora. The CME (coronal mass ejection) has just hit the earth, and we are at storm level.
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Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 5 storm
24-hr max: Kp= 5 storm

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Message 1203717 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 14:57:51 UTC

Now, let's guess...
Is it going to be a nice clear night, or will there be 10/10 cloud cover over the UK?
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Message 1203831 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 19:45:36 UTC

I'll keep popping out now and again to see if I can see it. Although I haven't seen any stars so I may be out of luck for this one.
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Message 1203838 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 19:56:14 UTC

Trouble is its a full moon, well up in the Eastern sky.
Might just be a slight horizon glow in a place that's normally free from light pollution.
I'll just have to keep looking.
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Message 1203882 - Posted: 8 Mar 2012, 22:02:00 UTC - in response to Message 1203838.
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You just have to hope for a clear night. Two nights ago people were getting displays even with the moon up. This year I was able to get an image even with the moon very close to full.

Feb' 14th, 2012
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Message 1204025 - Posted: 9 Mar 2012, 5:16:30 UTC
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Don’t hold your breath but the sky is clearing up.
Ok, we got aurora in the moon light!

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Message 1204288 - Posted: 9 Mar 2012, 20:37:44 UTC

Too much light pollution and cloud last night - typical :-(
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Message 1204293 - Posted: 9 Mar 2012, 21:00:12 UTC

Could hardly see the moon thanks to the clouds, and I didn't see any aurora. Nice pics Celt. In moonlight as well.
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Message 1204300 - Posted: 9 Mar 2012, 21:07:08 UTC - in response to Message 1204288.

Too much light pollution and cloud last night - typical :-(

We get that, but then I'm too far into the Deep South...
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Message 1204431 - Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 3:52:15 UTC
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Well well, it looks like I might get a good night after all.
I think I miss posted.
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Message 1204434 - Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 3:59:07 UTC - in response to Message 1204431.

Nice pics Celt.
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Message 1204486 - Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 7:23:24 UTC

There you go almost a full moon and we got aurora pix taken after 11:00 local Now we can only hope they get even brighter as the night goes on.
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Message 1204487 - Posted: 10 Mar 2012, 7:37:29 UTC - in response to Message 1204486.

I just heard on the KNBC TV News, a New solar storm is supposed to hit the Earth on Sunday.
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Message 1204954 - Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 18:51:08 UTC

See they are getting some stunning views in Alaska for the Iditarod


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Message 1205917 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 21:09:26 UTC

Stand by, here we go again.

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Message 1206225 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 18:37:42 UTC

Any where you Have night, above 45’ north latitude, you got aurora.

It is a good night to be in Australia and New Zealand.
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Message 1206290 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 21:55:48 UTC

CME IMPACT: As expected, the flank of a CME hit Earth's magnetic field today, March 15th, around 1300 UT. The impact sparked a moderate (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm, in progress. Conditions are becoming favorable for high-latitude auroras.
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Message 1206319 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 23:46:59 UTC

If you live in Europe it looks great.

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