By Dr. Robert Berdan
Jan 30, 2012
Watch the recent time lapse movie of the Aurora by Zoltan Kenwell and Edmonton, Photographer
Current Aurora Alerts from SpaceWeather.com
First Scienctific evidence of sound associated with the Aurora - stay tuned for updates, visit site - May 13, 2013
Auroral Acoustics research
Jan. 27th, at 18:37 UT (11:37 am Calgary Time) an X-FLARE was released from the sun from departing sunspot 1402. Flares are rated A, B, C, M and X with X class being the biggest and potentially destructive. NOAA forecasters estimate a 15% chance of geomagnetic storms at high latitudes. View animation showing the coronal mass discharge - it will just miss the earth when its edge passes by our planet on Jan. 30-31. The recent M9 class flare on Monday January 23 hit the earth on Tuesday, January 24 producing brilliant auroras in Norway, but only faint aurora in the Calgary area - see article. Stay tuned for updates on this new X2 class flare and be on the lookout for the Aurora between Jab 28 and Jan 31. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of minor geomagnetic storms on Jan. 30th in response to a possible glancing blow from a coronal mass ejection (CME).
Calgary Latitude: 51.05515
Calgary Longitude: -114.06244
Calgary Local Time
Click here or on the picture Above to view the Aurora live in Yellowknife - the picture on the right updates every 5 seconds (note the camera is only operational when its dark) .
Additional Aurora Web sites