Aurora Alert - Saturday Morning

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Aurora Alert - Saturday Morning
Posted by DaveMitsky on Friday, July 13, 2012 1:18 PM

The CME ejected from yesterday's X1.4 flare* should arrive earlier - Saturday morning at 5:17 a.m. EDT - than originally expected.  

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://astrobob.areavoices.com/

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap/index.html

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/observing/f/2/t/55475.aspx

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Sunday, July 15, 2012 1:35 PM

The expected geomagnetic storm has gained in strength.  Auroral activity was seen as far south as 35.5 degrees north (Ozark, Arkansas) this morning.

http://www.spaceweather.com/ (July 15)

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Sunday, July 15, 2012 3:49 PM

Paul Nelson and Bob King captured this morning's grouping of Venus, Jupiter, the Moon, the Hyades, and the Pleiades, plus the auroral display.

spaceweather.com/.../Paul-Nelson-Aurora-2978D_1342383004.jpg

astrobob.areavoices.com

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Posted by RHONDA on Sunday, July 15, 2012 5:13 PM

That's brilliant, love it.

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Posted by Darren in Tacoma on Sunday, July 15, 2012 8:54 PM

We headed up to a great observing spot at 6000' elevation to hopefully see the lights, and instead wound up huddling in a tent, sitting out one of the worst thunderstorms I've seen i years. Skies never did clear up.

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Posted by WinterSolstice on Monday, July 16, 2012 7:50 AM

Why didn't I spot this yesterday, arrrgh?!  Thanks, as always, for the heads up, Dave.  I'll keep watch tonight, just in case.

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Monday, July 16, 2012 1:19 PM

Good pics of the aurora over Iowa.

ireport.cnn.com/.../DOC-815376

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, July 16, 2012 2:20 PM

The skies cleared late last night but it was a day too late.  No activity was to be seen at my latitude.

Dave Mitsky

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Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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