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Aurora Alert Thread

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« on: October 23, 2010, 07:39:37 am »

Geophysical Activity Forecast: The geomagnetic field is expected to be generally quiet for the first day (22 October) and about halfway through the second day (23 October). Sometime around mid-day on 23 October and continuing through the third day (24 October), an increase to unsettled levels with a chance for active periods is expected. There is also a chance for isolated storm periods at some locations during this interval. The increase is forecast because of expected effects from a high speed solar wind stream from a favorably positioned coronal hole.

I'm currently sat at Heathrow Airport waiting to fly out to Reykjavik as I type this, and reading the above has me grinning like a Cheshire Cat!  Icelandic weather is forecast VERY cold and clear (they're sat under high pressure) through till monday / tuesday.  I have a full armoury of camera and lenses with me and some serious cold weather clothing - if there's any sign of the aurora there I will snap it Wink

Not sure what the internet connection is like where i'm staying (new hotel for me) - however if I can I will get some images up here for you.

Speak soon,
Mark Smiley
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