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Tonight's Aurora Australis from Christchurch was particularly nice. Some great beams during the 30 minutes I watched it for, including some very that were very bright to the naked eye. Thankfully the clouds parted at just the right time.
Posted October 18, 2015
Wow. Going down south in Feb to Queens town with overseas folks. Does this sighting happens around that time of the year.
Posted October 19, 2015
Amazing! That is something I have on my bucket list, to see it in both hemispheres.
[USER=367]@P K Tan[/USER] you cant predict it more than 60 hours ahead of a solar CME or coronal hole.
Stuck in the windy/cloudy Manawatu.
[USER=1]@Grant[/USER] is there a "solar CME or coronal hole" watch list somewhere. [USER=102]@dansar[/USER] same bucket list. Did not see it when doing night skiing in Canada.
First stop is staying at Mount Cook with visitors for the night sky. Don't see much stars at night in Malaysia. Any advice is welcome.
Its like trying to forecast rain. If there is an aurora forecast for the night, look south and hope there is no moon. You may see nothing at midnight, 5 minutes later there may be a glow. You wont see colours with the naked eye unless its very strong. Usually it looks like a feint cloud or if you are lucky, columns.
Posted October 21, 2015
I went to Alaska last year, didn't see the Aurora up there - except on a video.
Have a look at spaceweather.com it will give you a good indication of the chances of an Auroral display.
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