Auroras from WA

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Auroras from WA

Postby floppy » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:46 pm

A thread to discuss Auroras and WA

some links from NOAA
Tips on Viewing the Aurora
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/Aurora/#kpmaps
Kp index and viewing positions
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/Aurora/globeSE.html
about levels of solar storms indexed to Kp levels
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/NOAAscales/ind ... eticStorms
explaining the K index
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/info/Kindex.html
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/info/kp-aurora.html

from the BOMs IPS website
Pictures of Aurorae and the Aurora Explained
http://www.ips.gov.au/Educational/1/1/4
Predicted Auroral oval tool
http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical/4/1
Geophysical page for alerts and warnings - including aurora
http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical

if you see an aurora from WA
http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical/2/4

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby chartphred » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:14 pm

Thanks Nev.

Lets hope the very act of creating an Aurora thread doesnt scare em away - Nah! I"m not superstitious :o)
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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby jcantelo » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:12 pm

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Auroras from WA

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:06 pm

Could be a chance tonight folks.
Kp of 9 is on our door step in WA.
Kp of 10 forecast.
Forecast for Gnangara is quiet to unsettled for activity last night so tonight may see something for those in darker areas

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:50 pm

Aurora Alert:

http://www.ips.gov.au/Geophysical/2/4

SUBJ: IPS AURORA ALERT 1020 UT ON 14 Nov 2012 HIGH LATITUDES ISSUED AT 1020 UT ON 14 Nov 2012 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS. AURORA MAY BE OBSERVED DURING LOCAL NIGHT TIME HOURS IN GOOD OBSERVING CONDITIONS AT HIGH LATITUDES. Follow the progress of this event on the IPS web site by following the links to the Space Weather Status Panel, Home > Space Weather IPS would appreciate any feedback from people observing an aurora giving details of location and time. Please email to asfc@ips.gov.au Previous reports of observed aurora are regularly updated on on the IPS web site. Please follow the links, Home > Geophysical > Aurora Alert More information about IPS Aurora Alerts can be found under our mailing list by following the links, Home > Products and Services > Mailing List This alert is not subject to forecaster validation. It is automatically issued from autoscaled data which may produce a false alarm on rare occasions.

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:30 am

I’m not sure if this is the Aurora Australis, or if it’s the result of light pollution or hight cloud, I was watching the sky from my place and noticed it was going red with a greenish tinge on the horizon, then I would check again a few minutes later, and it was all clear again so I decided to go somewhere darker and take a few long exposure shots and this was the result!

Image

Even if it isn’t a Aurora, it turned out to be a nice looking night sky!

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby brayden » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:03 am

yeah I would say it was. Paul Pichugin was out taking shots of it too
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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby paulmp » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:46 am

Definitely Aurora.. I could see a fair bit on the drive south from Perth last night :)

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Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:06 am

Here is the link for his 360° interactive image.
It's very cool. Especially on mobile devices ;)
http://is.gd/pDamR1

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:07 pm

Cool! Image

Were those photos taken down at Lake Clifton Paul?

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby paulmp » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:21 pm

Yes, most of them were from Lake Clifton and a few other spots :)

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby silvercloud » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:40 am

Nice work Paul!

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Re: Auroras from WA

Postby floppy » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:01 am

another heads up from IPS for night of 23 / 24 August

SUBJ: IPS AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 0043 UT ON 21 Aug 2013 BY IPS RADIO AND SPACE SERVICES
FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE

A coronal mass ejection from a solar filament eruption was observed on
the 20th of August and is expected to strike the Earth midway through
the day on the 23rd of August UT (around midnight or early morning on
the 24th of August AEST). The CME was directed mostly to the south, so
this will be a glancing blow at best. However, recent CMEs of solar
filament origin have been more effective at producing Auroras than
might be expected from coronagraph images alone, due to the magnetic
field structures within the ejected plasma behaving differently to
flare produced CMEs and being more favourable for producing Aurora.

Significant uncertainties in the analysis of this event remain, so
Aurora watchers are advised to follow the progress of this event at
http://www.ips.gov.au/.

Aurora alerts will be sent should favourable space weather activity
eventuate.

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