The SPA Aurora Section routinely observes the annual occurrence of the aurora and noctilucent cloud; both phenomena occur on the fringes of space in the Earth’s upper-atmosphere.
The Section offers advice on how best to observe and subsequently submit auroral reports. Our aim is to train members in the use of standard observing and reporting procedures and to promote a general interest in observational astronomy. We are especially pleased to welcome young or novice amateurs, though astronomers of all abilities and age groups regularly contribute to our observing projects.
Observing the aurora or noctilucent cloud is a naked eye activity and requires no special equipment – other than some enthusiasm and patience!
On this site you will find practical advice and information on how to conduct useful observations.
NLC Sightings - 03/04 June 2012
|Date||1st May 2013|
|Aurora Alert State||
|Level||Up to 9|
The coronal hole impact which began on the 28th at 1100 is still continuing whith a chance of aurora sightings. At 2300UT I have a green arc 45 dg wide & 8 dg high.
|Visible from...||As far south as northern England.|