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2004-Nov-01, 11:23 PM
AURORA WATCH November 1-3

Sunspot region 691 produced several major solar flares on October 30, including an X1.2 flare at 11:46 UTC and an M5.9 flare at 16:33 UTC. Several coronal mass ejections are expected to reach the Earth on November 1-2. During the early morning hours and again after nightfall on November 1 auroral activity at major to severe storm levels may become visible over widespread middle and high latitude regions. Isolated periods of activity may be strong enough to be observed as far south as Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana and Maryland. Central Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, northern France, central Poland, central and northern Russia, New Zealand and southeastern Australia may see periods of auroral activity after nightfall on November 1 and again on November 2. Please note that bright moon light hampers attempts to view auroral activity.

Additional major solar flares and earthward-directed coronal mass ejections may occur during the next several days.
Visit Borealis2000News for solar activity updates and possible major/severe geomagnetic storm alerts.

Clear skies!
Dirk Obudzinski


2004-Nov-02, 05:34 PM
I had a clear night last night and looked for some activity. While the aurora is often washed out by the city lights, I can usually spot it, but saw nothing. Maybe tonight.