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An Aurora Watch alert issued today

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davenn
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Aug21-13, 02:48 AM
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hey guys
anyone interested in seeing and or photographing aurorae
an alert has been issued today 21 Aug 2013

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/.

AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time

cheers
Dave
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Chronos
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Aug21-13, 04:11 AM
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Fascinating. Thanks for the heads up dave.
Greg Bernhardt
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Aug21-13, 09:23 AM
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Nice! I wish I was back in Iceland! :(


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