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MrJulius

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  1. Here is the same fireball from southern Norway: http://vimeo.com/49964788
  2. Very nice, another timelapseer in southern Norway probably captured the same meteor as well as numerous other people in the UK. http://vimeo.com/49964788 http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/09/21/very-bright-and-spectacular-meteor-seen-over-northern-uk/
  3. Beautiful you can read more about the Circumzenithal Arc and all other optics phenomena at Atoptics.co.uk
  4. Giant sunspot group 1302 is crossing the sun. So any eurptions will send a cme straight at us, therefore I think you have a good chance, if the weather holds up. Last nights display would be easily visible at 57N Just watch Spaceweather.com
  5. Thanks When it hits big you should be able to get more than a glimpse of the aurora. The solar cycle are building up and it should be more of these in the months to come until 2013. You don't need to travel all the way to northern Norway, althought is is probably even more spectacular and guaranteed to be observable there. I have only seen northern lights here at 59N . To find out if the auroras are visible from your location, you first need the find your corrected Geomagnetic Latitude which you can find by clicking at your location on this map at NOAA. Then you can check out this table to find the activity level needed for the auroas to be visible at your geomagnetic latitude after that you can check out the NOAA POES satelitte to see the activity level. You can see when it last passed over the pole and if it was a close pass and thus more certain, N-number equal to 1 or less. You should also check out he KP-index but it is often more slowly updated. NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center http://www.spaceweather.com
  6. Last night there were spectacular northern lights or Aurora Borealis over a large part of Europe. I managed to catch a glimpse of the first eruption at 19 UTC and I was ready with the camera when the even bigger shock hit at about 21 UTC. You could visually see the red part glow at zenith and the green lights waving with what looked like giant lightsabers Of course I managed to misalign the focus on the most spectacular part of the display, but other segments are still nice. You can watch the Timelapse at Vimeo, I reccomend fullscreen HD and to turn scaling off if your monitors resolution is 1280*800 or above. Northern Lights Timelapse 26.09.2011 Norway on Vimeo Enjoy
  7. Looks like twitter is down. http://twitter.com/#!/ColinMcCann1976 http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23UARS
  8. Could this be it? From weather radar in Calgary Canada 0530UTC Source: http://www.flightplanning.navcanada.ca/Latest/anglais/produits/radar/site/xsm/20110924053103.echotop_xsm.png
  9. Something is very wrong with the GMT time thought. Lethbridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  10. UARS most likely went down over Alberta, Canada.
  11. Maybe NanoSail? Or if it was really quick maybe a cosmic ray hit the ccd.
  12. I did't see anything at the two passes at altitude 16 and 33 which have been here at 59N 10E. Clouds are starting to set in, contemplating on watching the 00.07UTC alt 18 pass or not...
  13. Thanks But it gives me nearly the same predictions for my location in Norway as heavens above. Maybe I did a mistake in calculating the Norwich, Norfolk passes.
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