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

    I just came accross this site that uses real time data to simulate what is happening to the magnetoshere in response to the solar wind. (Not sure I fully understand it yet and it's not as good as seeing the Aurora!)

    http://www2.nict.go.jp/y/y223/simulation/realtime/ (Description here. http://www2.nict.go.jp/y/y223/simulation/r...abstract-e.html)

    And here is a link to a site that shows an nice animation of the shock wave as it approaches Earth and off into the solar sysytem.

    http://gse.gi.alaska.edu/recent/javascript_movie.html

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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.

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

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

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

    X20 flare bang in the middle of the Sun, totally earth directed would be nice..lol

    How about an X3 during your current floods????

    Does anyone know how to gauge the streams polarity from the NOAA SEC gauges? Is it on the first dial (due north or due south showing opposite polarities?)

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    X3 is fine and dandy. Not gonna see anything, though - cloudy and raining. First thing tomorrow morning might just produce a sighting.. been a well used digi-cam of late my cheapie Woolies 'cam. Not sure if it can take anymore excitement!

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

    X3 is fine and dandy. Not gonna see anything, though - cloudy and raining. First thing tomorrow morning might just produce a sighting.. been a well used digi-cam of late my cheapie Woolies 'cam. Not sure if it can take anymore excitement!

    We just need it to pop another biggie before it disappears around the farside. Tonight would do fine , if it would care to oblige, as the weekend is set to be clearer :(

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    Godammit! Shoo, cloud, shoo..

    KP7 should produce something. Bz still not tilting, though.

    Think there willbe some fantastic aurora images appearing in the coming days, but probably not from these Isles :(

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Godammit! Shoo, cloud, shoo..

    KP7 should produce something. Bz still not tilting, though.

    Think there willbe some fantastic aurora images appearing in the coming days, but probably not from these Isles :(

    Buggeritt!!! I'm going out anyway - too good a chance to miss - maybe head off toward Montrose

    Bz is yoyoing about which can be even better than a steady -ve (it produces a lot of broken flux lines when it does that and can kick off a sub-storm.

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

    Go for it Froggy! :(

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

    Bah Humbug!!!!

    The images from Spaceweather will be even more disturbing knowing that I could have seen a bit myself if it wasn't for this dratted cloud. :( (even if it was just a 'false dawn' to the north!)

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    From the NOAA Space Environment Center

    **** GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS ****

    A geomagnetic storm began on December 14 at 1416 UTC (9:16 A.M. EST). A solar flare on 13 December at 0240 UTC (12 December, 9:40 P.M. EST) from NOAA Region 930 produced strong radio blackouts (R3) and an associated moderate (S2) solar radiation storm. A large Earth-directed coronal mass ejection was also observed with this event, producing today’s geomagnetic storming. Strong to severe (G3 – G4) geomagnetic storming is expected to last through 15 December. Region 930 is a large sunspot group which is still rotating across the visible disk. Because of the current position of Region 930, additional activity has greater potential to quickly impact Earth.

    Space weather for the next 24 hours is expected to be severe.

    Geomagnetic storms reaching the G4 level are expected.

    Solar radiation storms reaching the S2 level are expected.

    Radio blackouts reaching the R2 level are expected.

    *Pinched form Solarcycle24.com, who inturn pinched it from NOAA

    Ham radio stuff, but

    Currently in Europe aurora contacts are being made.

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    One thing's for sure - i'll not see the aurora - but i'll "hear/work" it.

    Already radio hams in Scandanavia are contacting stations in Spain, Germany, Holland and UK. These contacts are being made on the 50Mhz band (6m) and 144Mhz(2m). Unfortunetly, i don't have antennas for those bands. However, 28Mhz should "open up" soon to Scandi land. I'm ready and waiting to pounce :(

    Edit: Just noticed on the DXcluster, a station in Tennessee contacted a station in Iceland. That's very, very good going (on 28Mhz). Looking good!

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  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    Just thought i'd pop this in here. It's a very good, easy to understand help page and perhaps more understandable for people who aren't totally sure. Good read.

    I keep linking this site, but make no apologies..it is excellent. http://www.solarcycle24.com/help.htm

    Note the Aurora/Arctic "flutter" radio contact - http://www.solarcycle24.com/dxtools/mp3/so...0+%20ve3gib.mp3

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

    This page is interesting. Its an all-horizon hemispherical view from somewhere in Sweden.

    http://www.abisko.nu/vinter06/aurorawebcam/index.html

    This video is also interesting

    http://titan.irf.se/misato/abisko/sky_abis...ora20061213.mpg

    Are those flashes from the meteor shower?

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Well I went out - ended up just North of Aberdeen- bliddy light pollution!

    But it worked, I got into a rain shadow and had some clear sky. Got home at 6.00am.

    Result!

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    Edit: aslo saw some nice meteors - don't know if I have any on camera - 300 pics to look through lol

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl

    WOW! You lucky, lucky person. One day I hope to see something like this. Thanks for posting the pics.

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

    Great result Frogesque! I got out of my pit a couple of times in the night but 100% cloud cover.

    Sightings as far South as Switzerland according to reports.

    "MORE TO COME? A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth yesterday and sparked a strong display of auroras. Another CME may be on the way. An X1-flare from sunspot 930 on Dec. 14th probably hurled a new cloud in our direction. (Confirmation from SOHO is pending.) If so, it would arrive on Dec. 16th and re-energize geomagnetic activity."

    This second CME looks set to arrive around 14:00 UT Saturday. http://gse.gi.alaska.edu/recent/javascript_movie.html*

    *(Instructions: Select movie, wait for movie to load, use control buttons. Hint: Make sure JavaScript is enabled in your web browser.)

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

    Well done Froggy. Very tenacious of you! I'm hoping the 16th will give us a second bite at this particular cherry!Sadly your country has exported it's mist onto our hills so it wasn't very pleasant (or rewarding) out there last night.

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

    I have been reading some of the many reports of Aurora sightings from last night, mostly from North America. Here's one of the more "colourful" ones that made me smile. ;)

    2006-12-15 04:55:00 UTC: N42 W84.75 - Brighton Michigan

    Got stoned at my buddies and decided to go outside for a beer where I saw a glow in the sky. I walked down to our public access pier for a look across the lake. It was quite amazing. With glows reaching up from the horizon, and with arrows of meteors coming down, in a something that one call a galactic type battle, it was something I'll never forget. Sometimes, life couldn't get anymore beautiful.

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Thanks for all the encouragement guys :D

    Mondy: Just go for it! Kp has been cooking for nearly 24 hours now so I'll be surprised if you can't see anything down your way. Lousy part of the world for light pollution though. http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif

    Still a bit hazy here with some stars just showing through. I'll keep checking but I'm not going far tonight http://nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif

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

    Pouring with rain here!!

    Looks like this show is over now..... till the 16th

    SUBSIDING STORM: A severe geomagetic storm that sparked Northern Lights as far south as Arizona last night is subsiding. The storm was caused by a coronal mass ejection (CME) hitting Earth on Dec. 14th.

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