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Topic # 222990 6-Sep-2017 21:56
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New Zealand Herald: Viewers hoping to see a "super massive" aurora light up New Zealand's skies tonight may be disappointed as an expert has warned it might not arrive until the morning.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) said a "super massive" Aurora was expected to pass over the country, likely between Wednesday night and Thursday day.

Aurora expert and photographer Paul Le Comte said that the aurora would likely be at full strength during daylight hours, reducing visibility to those interested in capturing a glimpse of the natural phenomenon.

New data suggests the aurora is 12 hours behind schedule and may not arrive till 6am, Le Comte said on Twitter.

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  Reply # 1860006 6-Sep-2017 23:02
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Sunrise tomorrow morning is 6:35 AM so If it arrives at 6:00am there is still a chance we may see it.

 

I'm hoping to catch a glimpse here in Waikanae


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  Reply # 1860058 7-Sep-2017 00:09
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I'm in Saigon waiting for the red-eye to Auckland so even if it turns up I won't see it! ☹️





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1860065 7-Sep-2017 06:31
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Cloudy to the south in ChCh, no go here


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  Reply # 1860236 7-Sep-2017 11:28
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No one anywhere (in NZ) saw it. The CME is still en route.
A (major) X9 flare around midnight has increased the chance of mid - low latitude auroras over the coming nights.

If last nights expectation was 'super massive', then the possible result of the X9 will be stupendously mind blowing super duper awesome

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  Reply # 1860240 7-Sep-2017 11:35
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nononononono

 

 

 

If these guys actually asked people this time around and not repeated past articles (they reached out to Ian Griffin who clarified this is not as big as they are reporting) it would be well known. But they quoted Damien M from his post some months ago and all of a sudden it suggest Auckland is in for lightbulb bright eye-visible sightings. Just, no.

 

The headline yesterday should read "large disturbance from the sun fired at earth, chance of aurora possible - To be evaluated over coming days"

 

But noooo lets get them clicks!


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  Reply # 1860243 7-Sep-2017 11:40
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Boomfa

 

 

 

Impact.

 

 

 

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-magnetometer 

 

 

 

People saw cars galore up the port hills again last night too thanks to another cry wolf


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  Reply # 1860300 7-Sep-2017 13:40
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The Aurora in Wellington consisted of loud crackling / booming sounds and bright flashes of forked light complete with rain and hail. Was pretty exciting however no pretty colours like in the photos on Clickbait news so rate 4/10.





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  Reply # 1860308 7-Sep-2017 14:01
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Wellington has this uncanny ability to schedule rubbish weather at the time of celestial or upper atmospheric happenings.





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  Reply # 1860338 7-Sep-2017 14:25
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Oblivian:

Boomfa


 


Impact.


 


http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/goes-magnetometer 


 


People saw cars galore up the port hills again last night too thanks to another cry wolf



It's true. NZ is famous for it's sheep.....! 😂





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  Reply # 1862498 11-Sep-2017 19:52
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Really interesting that now approaching solar minimum after a very low (lowest since 1750?) solar maximum, yet there's some large sunspot activity and some very large X class solar flares.

 

Another X8 flare a few hours ago.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1862512 11-Sep-2017 20:06
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Media got pie on the face for that one with all the clickbaiting and hiding the hard facts.

 

Going to be a case of boy who cried wolf soon. 

 

But yes, not 100% if its earth fired this time, but 3 day has it pegged for a G1 storm ~6pm wed. Alaska has a pretty impressive show on at present without hanging out for disturbances. http://www.ronnmurrayphoto.com/NorthernLights-AuroraCamera/AlaskaAuroraCam 


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