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Possible aurora tonight

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A high chance of seeing aurora tonight into Friday morning from lower latitudes. According to reports a CME is due to hit earth very soon. It's a X flare too, the type that can cause radio blackouts.

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I thought it was expected Friday night into Saturday morning? Or are there multiple flares heading our way?

From spaceweather.com:

STORM WARNING (UPDATED): Among space weather forecasters, confidence is building that Earth's magnetic field will receive a double-blow from a pair of CMEs on Sept. 12th. The two storm clouds were propelled in our direction by explosions in the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2158 on Sept. 9th and 10th, respectively. Strong geomagnetic storms are possible on Sept. 12th and 13th as a result of the consecutive impacts. Sky watchers, even those at mid-latitudes, should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead.

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So a good way to monitor may be Radio4 on long wave?

For me over here, certainly any storms electrical or otherwise, register by displaying different interference on the radio.

Squawk

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Have a look here. Times are in UT, which is based on GMT. So far there is a forecast for a KP index of 7 for the early hours of the 13th...

EDIT, forgot to factor in British Summer Time...

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Looks like the CME has reached us from the 1.6 X flare.

 Second, Larger CME Sweeps Past Earth

The anticipated coronal mass ejection (CME) generated by the X1.6 solar flare on September 10th swept past Earth at 15:55 UTC. Solar Wind speeds as measured by the ACE spacecraft increased from 433.2 km/s, to 671.8 km/s. A Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse measuring 43 nT was detected by the ground based magnetometer in Boulder, Colorado. Increased geomagnetic activity, possibly reaching storm levels, will be possible in the hours ahead.

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Cloud is supposed to clear in Yorkshire around 10pm, I'll be out on my comfy chair if I remember :)

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There was a chance of Aurora Borealis in my parts of Norway last night, but Aurora was a no-show... And I drove for almost an hour to find a suitable location.

It was cloudy too...

I didn't come home empty handed though...

Blefjell 02

Taken with a Canon EOS 700D on a whimsy tripod using a cheap Chinese made blue-tooth remote timer...

15 sec exposure at ISO 800 through a 14mm F2.8 lens.

Alveprinsen

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Aurora Service EU coming up with this message now: 403 Forbidden

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /aurora-forecast/ on this server.

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just been out its clear-ish here moons just making an impact....and theres something there...a week vapour like streek hazy no colour tho

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Quite a bit of streaky hazy cloud here, fuzzy stars with halos.  No obvious aurora but the harvest moon made a stunning appearance with the illuminated wispy clouds, some lovely craters visible along the terminator.  Not much chance of seeing aurora now with the moon up here, but worth going out just for the moon.  Also saw a couple of shooting stars, one seemed to explode quite nicely in a bright flash in the North East.

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Aurora Service EU coming up with this message now: 403 Forbidden

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /aurora-forecast/ on this server.

Been like that for a few hours now, maybe the server has crashed from the sudden interest.

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Most of the sky is full of aurora here, it's been there over an hour and a half now.

It really messed up my attempt at imaging the North America nebula as it turned into a flat frame! Still that's one of the better ways to fail at imaging ;)

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Most of the sky is full of aurora here, it's been there over an hour and a half now.

It really messed up my attempt at imaging the North America nebula as it turned into a flat frame! Still that's one of the better ways to fail at imaging ;)

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Hi, where are you   :smiley:

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I'm in Northern Sweden, about 64 degrees North.

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Totally clouded out here now, even the moon is gone.  Oh well, maybe I'll check after midnight.

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