Aurora Alert

AuroraWatch, run by the Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science at Lancaster University have issued two alerts about possible activity (Northern/Southern lights) within the last five hours. The first was an amber alert and the second, issued at 12.01 BST, was classed as "VERY HIGH local activity, possible ongoing geomagnetic storm". The real-time graph shows a lot of activity. The planetary k-index is up to 9. This may be linked to the M-class flares of Monday from sunspot 798. If is dark where you are right now, get outside and have a look for some aurora. I wish it wasn't the middle of the day here.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Wednesday 24th Aug 2005 (13:23 UTC) | Permalink
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