January Aurora Alert

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January Aurora Alert
Posted by DaveMitsky on Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:05 PM

Auroral activity as a result of yesterday's X-class solar flare is possible.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/Auroras-in-Our-Future-239252891.html

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Thursday, January 09, 2014 3:21 AM

Up to this point, the Kp-index hasn't been higher than 3.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html 

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Posted by Aratus on Thursday, January 09, 2014 3:59 AM

Quite by coincience BBC's 'Stargazing Live' this week has Liz Bonin in Tromso, Norway covering the aurora.   Last night fairly typical green aurora was seen, but naturally there was some excitement about the possibility of a much more spectacular display on Thursday.  She will have an advantage over most of us being in a aircraft, well above any cloud.

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Friday, January 10, 2014 10:18 PM

The CME was not as intense as expected.  There was some activity in northern Europe but nothing over North America.  There may be a chance of geomagnetic storms tomorrow, however.

http://www.spaceweather.com (Friday)

The Kp-index never exceeded 3.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

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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