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.
4/5 Aug 2013- this appears to be the end of the season.
Space weather has quite a good map of display taken from the AIMs sat
|Date||27/28 February 2014|
|Aurora Alert State||
|Level||Up to 10|
An CME impact occured at 1600 this afternoon. I have green aurora to 50 dg high with red tops and many rays moving along a 120 dg wide arc.
The storm peaked at about 2230 UT by which time it was directly overhead at my location. Reports of sightigs as far south as Jersey so far.
All quite tonight(28/29)
|Visible from...||As far south as Northern France|