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Old 10-05-2024, 11:39 AM
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Exclamation The Great Aurora of May 2024

The US NOAA has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch.

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Multiple CMEs erupted associated with flare activity from Region 3664 on 07-09 May. These CMEs are expected to merge with potential arrival expected by early May 11 on the UTC day.
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https://www.spaceweather.gov/news/g4...-effect-may-11

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Originally Posted by Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Space Weather Forecasting Center
ASWFC AURORA WATCH
ISSUED AT 2308 UT on 9 May 2024
Four halo CMEs are expected to arrive at Earth within the next 48 hours, possibly resulting in significant geomagnetic activity and visible auroras during local nighttime hours. Aurora alerts will follow if significant geomagnetic activity actually occurs.
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https://www.sws.bom.gov.au/Aurora

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Old 10-05-2024, 07:40 PM
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If I understand the data correctly it looks like the Aurora could be visible from Tasmania and southern Victoria late on the 11th around midnight.

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Old 11-05-2024, 09:03 AM
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It started at about 3am this morning and carried on through to sun rise. Cloudy but still impressive based on the allsky cam time lapse.

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Old 11-05-2024, 09:52 AM
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Have been following the aurora predicting and spaceweather sites for a few days after reading about the series of X class flares heading our way.
Being under complete cloud and rain cover and nowhere within 1/2 days drive that isn't , is doing my head in. The auroral displays may persist into tonight / tomorrow morning due to the strength of the storms so I'm hoping that there will be a break in the clouds at some stage.
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From a friend in southern Michigan right now with just a smartphone camera
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Pretty vivid here in Connecticut tonight…quite exciting
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We had a X5.8 flare a few hours ago which makes it about 6 X class flares in the past few days and over 100 M class in the last few days as well.
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The few times it is cloudy here has to be now....
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Now upgraded to G5
https://www.spaceweather.gov/news/g5...tions-observed


This image was on reddit posted from Northern Italy!
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Old 11-05-2024, 06:13 PM
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It's going off down here. Can see red naked eye!
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Lucky so-n-so!!


We are off down the Mornington Peninsula, hopefully we'll see something.


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Images appearing a short while ago of bright pink skies at Albury
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Saw it here in Renmark! Went for a walk, and saw what looked like the beams of a couple of spot lights looming above the houses. Then it hit me what it actually was. Had a ruddy colour too. Unfortunately, cloud moved in before I could get away from the street lights. Forecast to clear up later on though.
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Cant see a thing in northern suburbs of Melbourne, but I did expect to really.
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So I'm missing the aurora and the comet due to the weather. Might as well be back in Scotland!
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Old 11-05-2024, 09:33 PM
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spacezebra's (Petra's) image from Albury posted at 21:00 11 May 2024
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Eltham in Melbourne, its faint but images ok on a phone.
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