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    Aurora Alert

    According to spaceweather.com sunspot 1429 has been busy and has sent out its second flare in several days, the latest an X5. The most southern and northern of us are probably already enjoying the light show, and it might start including us in the middle lattitudes in the next couple of days.

    As they say, watch the skies.
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    The most recent mpgs at http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/mpeg/ are amazing.

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    Interestingly, it seems that "our" satellite Venus Express (we are PI of the magnetometer) has been hit by the CME and the star sensor seems to be not working at the moment, so the project is now switched off till recovery.
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    It would be incredible if they were visible from Boston, but I'm not holding my breath, because... Boston.

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    One of the largest solar flare that was ejected classified as X-5.4 class on the 9th of March. The flare shown on the video was a really bright and scary one. Solar Flare Source

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    Bummer. Too much light pollution in Vancouver to dream of seeing anything; Any sightings from Washington? I haven't seen and aurora since the early 80's when they seemed much more common.

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    The same sunspot has released another CME, from an M6 flare. We make get some more activity tonight, but probably not spectacular.
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    Yeah, I'm not going to see anything here in Florida, unless there is a truly massive, massive flare. However, I have been very fortunate to be in remote areas of Iceland, in the winter, during several flares. Aurora's, under those circumstances, are simply awesome.

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    According to spaceweather.com, sunspot 1476 is becoming very active and as the sun rotates it is soon going to be aimed directly at Earth. Maybe a good time for auroras in the next several days, though no specific alerts yet.
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    bring on the HF propogation!

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