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2015/16 Armchair Aurora watching

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GloriaSmud Sat 29-Aug-15 20:16:34

A new thread all ready for the coming Aurora season (hopefully I've included all the websites that were used before!)

Spaceweather (all space news including Aurora forecasts)
Icelandic metoffice (Aurora forecasts for Iceland)

Webcams (hopefully those not working yet will come online soon)
Icelandic webcams
Hotelranga (Icelandic Hotel)
Alaska Auroracam
Alaska aurora ‘movie
Aurora service (European webcams)
Aurora service (New Zealand/Tasmania webcams)
South Pole webcam
ISS livestream

Recently found this one one so might/might not have Aurora ~ The University of Tromsø

Shetland webcams here, here and here.

Wikipedia entry on Aurora colours

PseudoBadger Sat 29-Aug-15 20:28:26

Great work!

PseudoBadger Sat 29-Aug-15 20:43:49

I'd like to say to people stumbling across this thread and thinking "what's the aurora got to do with me" - you may be able to see if from your own locality!
In the UK:
Orkney and Shetland regions get regular aurora (but if you're there you probably know this...)
Northern Scotland gets aurora fairly often.
North Coast of Ireland, Anglesey, Northumberland etc quite a few times a year.
West coast of Ireland, North Norfolk a few times a year.
At least twice a year recently all the way down to the south coast (where it's dark enough)

So keep an eye out, and on this thread!

PseudoBadger Sat 29-Aug-15 20:53:19

Orkney this week

RomComPhooey Sat 29-Aug-15 21:06:56

Fab link Pseudo.

GloriaSmud Wed 02-Sep-15 19:38:56

Not a lot been going on since starting the thread for this season but the Icelandic Metoffice are giving an 'Active' forecast for Aurora over the next few days. Spaceweather are also saying there might be a chance of some Aurora as a result of the Earth 'crossing through a fold in the heliospheric current sheet.'

I've noticed one of the webcams has restarted ~ the Yellowknife one (on the Aurora service collection) is back. (I think that was the one that said they had 'Gone fishin!' Hope they caught something!)

RomComPhooey Wed 02-Sep-15 21:26:07

I just spotted a low key one on the Porjus skycap.

RomComPhooey Wed 02-Sep-15 21:27:26

skycam damnit!

GloriaSmud Wed 02-Sep-15 22:14:38

'Ere we go folks ~ lovely stuff at Porjus!

GloriaSmud Wed 02-Sep-15 22:16:09

And a slight greenish tinge at Sodankylä.

RomComPhooey Wed 02-Sep-15 22:24:57

Lovely pic from Porjus, Gloria. Muonio is getting in on the party too.

PseudoBadger Wed 02-Sep-15 22:37:14

More Porjus

RomComPhooey Wed 02-Sep-15 22:53:14

Kiruna's back up & running too, though nothing much doing. Happy days!

RomComPhooey Thu 03-Sep-15 21:27:40

Faint aurora at both Porjus and Kiruna again tonight.

GloriaSmud Thu 03-Sep-15 22:21:22

Brighter stuff at Kiruna now ~ very nice.

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Sep-15 06:45:53


RomComPhooey Fri 04-Sep-15 18:39:14

Good to know the season is off to a good start.

PseudoBadger Fri 04-Sep-15 19:08:49

Alaska last night!

RomComPhooey Sun 06-Sep-15 21:58:17

Wow, that's a lovely one Pseudo. I just noticed Porjus getting busy.

PseudoBadger Mon 07-Sep-15 07:35:53

Sun's not even fully set in Alaska

GloriaSmud Mon 07-Sep-15 08:21:19

Looking at the current auroral oval, might be a good night for Canada/Alaska!

GloriaSmud Mon 07-Sep-15 21:23:09

Porjus getting going.
Think there might be much Aurora loveliness about tonight as there's an excellent auroral oval at the moment!

RomComPhooey Mon 07-Sep-15 21:39:03

Pretty at Porjus. I think there might even be a hint of green on the Helsinki camera, although it's a bit cloudy - would make sense with the high Kp levels.

RomComPhooey Mon 07-Sep-15 21:40:27

Aurora starting on Kiruna too.

RomComPhooey Mon 07-Sep-15 21:53:40

It's lovely at Porjus - getting some of the purple curtain effect going now.

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