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Message 1222882 - Posted: 24 Apr 2012, 21:38:42 UTC

Here we go again, the third night in a
row, and the last four out of five
with a solar storm going on.
Planetary K-index
Now: Kp= 4 unsettled
24-hr max: Kp= 6 storm
This is what Europe is
getting right now.

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Message 1222963 - Posted: 25 Apr 2012, 0:21:50 UTC

Cold and clear sky`s tonight, very little cloud but not seen any glows,
Though I did see two meteors last night, one gave a good bright streak for a second.

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Message 1229411 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 5:15:00 UTC

We got cloud and we still have aurora!

Images to follow.

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Message 1229421 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 6:01:55 UTC

Yes, we have lights all over the sky, even with cloud.

More pix in the morning.
Good night.

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Message 1233872 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 5:23:14 UTC
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First pix since the 4th of May.

It could get good.

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Message 1244816 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 0:49:05 UTC

If you live in Britain and there are
clear skies, you got lights in the heavens.

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Message 1244872 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 3:11:03 UTC
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This a full blown solar storm!

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Message 1244962 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 7:37:57 UTC
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We got a little light behind cloud to night.

Look to the bottem of the page.
http://www.tootpix.ca/pix.htm

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Message 1247194 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 0:27:02 UTC
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Here we go again, looks good in Europe right now:


G 2
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Power systems: high-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms, long-duration storms may cause transformer damage.

Spacecraft operations: corrective actions to orientation may be required by ground control; possible changes in drag affect orbit predictions.

Other systems: HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes, and aurora has been seen as low as New York and Idaho (typically 55° geomagnetic lat.)**.

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Message 1247314 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 7:29:39 UTC

It is horrabile, I can't get in to my server, so no pix.

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Message 1247797 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 3:31:07 UTC
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Looks good again.

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Message 1259647 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 0:54:20 UTC

Wow!

X-FLARE! Big sunspot AR1520 unleashed an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12th at 1653 UT. Because this sunspot is directly facing Earth, everything about the blast was geoeffective. For one thing, it hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) directly toward our planet. According to a forecast track prepared by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, the CME will hit Earth on July 14th around 10:20 UT (+/- 7 hours) and could spark strong geomagnetic storms. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras this weekend.

We are going to get it big on the weekend.
http://spaceweather.com/images2012/12jul12/20120712_193500_anim.tim-den.gif

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Message 1259679 - Posted: 13 Jul 2012, 3:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 1187342.

This NASA footage shows some amazing aurora from space



Amazing!!!
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Message 1265339 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 21:34:31 UTC

If you have clear skies in Brittan right now you may be getting a great aurora show to go along with the Olympics.

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Message 1265405 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 2:34:02 UTC

its summer in Cumbria::::::::::::::
Rain:::::::::::::
But it is only showers::::::::::

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Message 1265843 - Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 11:30:27 UTC

Well guess what? We at last got something to take a picture of. We got real aurora in the sky. I’m gonna’ faint.

http://www.tootpix.ca/pix.htm

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Message 1281507 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 16:17:20 UTC

Yes, we got aurora in the sky at last!
http://www.tootpix.ca/pix.htm

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Message 1281572 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 17:59:39 UTC

Beautiful pics, Ian:)
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Message 1281582 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 18:30:13 UTC

Yes very nice picture Celt, I'm glad you can take those pics for those that can't see lights first hand, thanks.
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Message 1281599 - Posted: 8 Sep 2012, 19:03:28 UTC - in response to Message 1281582.

You two just made my day. Thankyou.

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