Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

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Ramblin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,260
Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

Space Weather News for Sept. 14, 2004
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Sunspot 798/808 flared twice more yesterday, and at least one of the X-class explosions propelled a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate a 70% chance of severe geomagnetic activity when the CME arrives--perhaps tonight, Sept. 14-15. Sky watchers at all latitudes should be alert for auroras.

Observing tips: Although auroras are sometimes bright enough to shine through city lights, you'll see more from a dark-sky site in the countryside. The best time to look is usually during the hours around local midnight.
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rsbfotos Senior Member • Posts: 1,796
Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

Thanks for the 'heads-up'. Sadly, tonights forcast here in SW NH is for partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Then all the way thru to Friday night its cloudy and showers likely. I live in the country far from 'lights' but aurora here are kind of rare at this latitude 42°.77" generally. Even though great ones are viewed by others in far greater southern latitudes; for which I'm at a loss to understand.

Sunspot 0808 at Monday and Tuesday sunsets is so large it was visible with the unaided eyes safely thru very thick haze. I sort-of schedule sunset viewing daily so naturally I got some photos with teleconverters.
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Kirwin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,141
Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

Thanks Ramblin...

Never observed an Aurora in Indiana, maybe I might get lucky down here in Florida! lol

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Ramblin OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,260
Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

It's possible in Florida, unlikely but possible. We're in for clouds in the overnight.

Kirwin wrote:

Thanks Ramblin...

Never observed an Aurora in Indiana, maybe I might get lucky down
here in Florida! lol

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Kirwin
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Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

Yeah, I doubt it too... but I'll definitely have a look-see tonight. Ophelia is blowing dry air from up north to our state. Has been very dry and the sky has very little/to no clouds.
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Acoustic Brad Regular Member • Posts: 142
Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

Has anyone ever taken photos of the "aurora borealis" with the FZ30 or any other FZ?

AlanF Senior Member • Posts: 2,657
Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

Thanks for the tip .... though I'll get out my E1 and 50mm F1.4 prime, plus my old Nikormat FTN.

Ramblin OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,260
Re: Aurora Alert: Sept 14-15, 2005

I managed with my old C5050. Haven't had a good opportunity to do so with a panasonic.
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