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Possible Aurora tonight?

Postby philip pugh » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:46 pm

A coronal mass ejection from an X-class flare should hit us about now. I'm too far south to see any aurorae but it could be visible from northern parts of the UK and south if we're lucky.
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RE: Possible Aurora tonight?

Postby les » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:53 am

HI Philip,
Aurora has been given a lot of coveage on BBC Radio Scotland over the last few days but unfortunatly the country has been cloudbound.[:@]Moonlight would be a bit of a pest a well I should think,
Clear skies Les.
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RE: Possible Aurora tonight?

Postby philip pugh » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:03 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: Les

HI Philip,
Aurora has been given a lot of coveage on BBC Radio Scotland over the last few days but unfortunatly the country has been cloudbound.[:@]Moonlight would be a bit of a pest a well I should think,
Clear skies Les.
[/quote]

Another event lost to the UK weather, neither the first nor the last. I saw the Eta Carina nebula for the first time last night, although conditions were far from ideal. It would take a massive solar flare to cause aurorae in the Carribean, not unknown but extremely rare.
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