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Just a few pics from early this morning at West Sands, St. Andrews  First one was 100iso eq @ f1.8 and 10 sec exposure, strong moonlight about midnight with the faintest of hint of an aurora.

More shots here from Scotland last night. Fingers crossed again tonight as there is another predicted Kp7 ☺

From Salon on the Isle Of Rum & The Isle Of Lewis tonight. Credit; Martin Keivers and Emma Mitchell.  

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    ps, Kev - hope you didn't mind me linking your website on my blog - more exposure the better for you, I guess?! ;)

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    http://www.spaceweather.com/..

    Appears to be growing all the time..

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    http://www.spaceweather.com/..

    Appears to be growing all the time..

    Seeing as we are just entering cycle 24 you wouldn't expect it to have a complex EMF and so, though big, it'll probably be passive.

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    Can anyone tell me if there is any discussion at NOAA (or anywhere else for that matter) relating to the start of the Gleissberg Minima, which is forecast to begin after the peak of this current cycle in 2011/12?

    Also, can anyone tell me if the cycle which has just ended is an 11 year Schwabe Cycle or a 22 Year Hale Cycle?

    :unknw:

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    From Space Weather:

    The magnetic field of sunspot 953 is growing more complex, and it now harbors energy for X-class solar flares.

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  • Location: Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire. UK 159mtrs ASL
  • Location: Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire. UK 159mtrs ASL

    Managed to get a couple of shots of 953:

    post-3585-1177961716_thumb.jpg post-3585-1177961733_thumb.jpg

    Using the little Meade with a BC&F Sunfilter and the 350d camera

    post-3585-1177961863_thumb.jpg

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  • Location: Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire. UK 159mtrs ASL
  • Location: Cheslyn Hay, South Staffordshire. UK 159mtrs ASL

    Thanks.

    Hopefully i will get some better shots tomorrow as the sun was low and difficult to focus. 40mm wide angle was used for the above. 18-55 lens used on the cam iso 100 & 400.

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Had this from the aurorawatch people :nonono:

    On 24 March 2007 we installed a broadband connection to our

    magnetometer near Aberdeen. This enabled us to switch AuroraWatch

    (http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/) operation over to this site,

    which is very quiet and ideal for the AuroraWatch alerts system.

    AuroraWatch was also recently featured on http://www.sunearthplan.net, a

    site dedicated to providing high-quality articles aimed at the general

    public, presenting all the exciting science areas related to the

    International Heliophysical Year 2007.

    Finally, the team would like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who

    responded to our request for emails of support last spring. We received

    over 2,500 messages which were collated and forwarded to the chief executive

    of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC).

    A question regarding the funding cuts was also asked in the Houses of

    Parliament! Our Lancaster & Wyre MP Mr Ben Wallace has also offered

    his support and visited our group.

    We're pleased to report that as a consequence of this widespread support,

    SAMNET has now been funded until April 2008 and the Lancaster team are

    working hard to secure its continued operation beyond that date.

    Your AuroraWatch team

    http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    First time it's been up to KP5 for a few weeks, and the Bz component needle is heading south...

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

    Indeed Shuggee after quite a drought. There is currently a G2 storm in progress with KP at 6 caused by solar wind.

    It won't be stong enough to give us a show with the strong twilight at this time of year.

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  • Location: nr. Ilminster, Somerset
  • Location: nr. Ilminster, Somerset

    Another M-Class flare has occurred in the last hour, and the culprit is now revealing itself : sunspot area 960

    Along with new sunspot area 958 it looks quite impressive. The latest NOAA forecast is worth a read and gives the following probabilities :

    Class M 60/60/60

    Class X 10/10/10

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    Minor radio blackouts occuring. M-class flares now expected at anytime. Sunspot 960 is a beauty!

    Already been 4 M-class flares and a C9.5. God help us if we get an X flare square on!

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  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

    Nice to see a bit of solar action at long last but it's going to take a mighty big X class earth facing flare with a long duration to give us any chance of visible fireworks in the midsummer twilight.

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