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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.
  14. Can you please point out where you get the correct data?
  15. Well I know that it does not directly pass overhead unless the altitude is 90 degrees, but I understood the questions as to be if it is visible from Norfolk. I am going to view it with an altitude of only 15 degrees and 30 degrees if it burns I will see it.
  16. Yes it passes over Norfolk, here is the passes attached from heavens above.
  17. Probably not. The latest predicition set it to fall down on Africa at 3:16 UTC +/- 5 hours 24.09 More info here: UARS
  18. Its a plane The progress module with supplies to ISS, fell back to earth. Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Crashes in Failed Rocket Launch: Scientific American
  19. I opened the Patchmaster up and reconnected a cable who had come loose, I also changed the battery and now it works perfectly. The best thing is that there are active thunderstorms moving up the coast of southern Norway
  20. It is indeed real, but it will have a very low pixel count and I think it won't work without focusing your telescope. But it looks really cool. You can listen to an episode of This Week in Photo where they have an interview with the guys from Lytro.
  21. You should read more closely it is not a meteor just a vapour trail from an aircraft illuminated by the rising or setting sun Look at the similarities to the aircraft in my video:
  22. Here I present video evidence shot by myself Althought not a meteor it is still beautiful It seems to move slower in my video because of the distance and the the whopping focal length of (200mm x 7) x 1.6(Canon camera crop factor)=2240mm Best Wishes Julius
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