This morning the sun ejected a X5-class solar flare towards the Earth. Goddard Space Weather Lab experts believe the CME will reach Earth on March 8th 0625 UT (+/- 7 hrs) Experts also believe that this CME could cause strong to severe geomagnetic storms. They said sky watchers at ALL LATITUDES should be alert for auroras. From the last statement I would recommend to all viewers that it maybe a good idea to try to find a dark place to view the aurora.  Currently we are having a snow storm here in Fairbanks Alaska. The forecast is calling for cloudy or partly cloudy skies for the rest of the week. If there is a strong aurora we maybe able to see it between a break in the clouds. More news to come soon. -Troy

Troy - Thu 23 Apr - 21:25

sun going down on the left

Myra - Tue 14 Apr - 02:46

Pretty sky some color

Myra - Sun 12 Apr - 15:06

Looks good

Troy - Sun 12 Apr - 08:22

Ok I think it should be fixed

Troy - Sun 12 Apr - 08:08

I’ll reset the server.

AKPaeony - Sun 12 Apr - 00:47

The live camera shows clouds and wants to time out. The free camera shows an Aurora across the sky.

Troy - Fri 10 Apr - 01:18

server came back. old setup is back online.

Troy - Fri 10 Apr - 00:41

Well i crashed the other server. looks like we are stuck with this new setup until i get up to the dome tomorrow.

Troy - Fri 10 Apr - 00:07

ok the new setup is online. its a little dark right now. I'm going to leave it up for a little while then ill revert back to the old one.

Troy - Thu 9 Apr - 23:57

shouldn't be long then ill put the the old one back

Troy - Thu 9 Apr - 23:57

im going to turn off the camera and test this new setup.

Troy - Thu 9 Apr - 23:57

anyone awake?

Troy - Wed 8 Apr - 18:03

KP level is up. If it’s clear we should see some aurora tonight.

Troy - Wed 8 Apr - 16:46

ok. back online. Good news I was able to get a new day time camera. When i get a chance to get up to the camera i will get it back online

Troy - Wed 8 Apr - 16:43

going to restart the live camera.

Troy - Sun 5 Apr - 22:17

I have standby this weekend for work. I should be able to talk more Monday evening. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Post them here or email them to me. I’m going to try to get some sleep before work calls me again. Cya soon!

Troy - Sun 5 Apr - 22:13

After that you have to check the local forecast. Normally if the sky is clear and the stars are out you have a pretty good chance of seeing “some” aurora. If you time it when we are having a solar storm then it can be a lot better

Troy - Sun 5 Apr - 22:10

Hi guys! Welcome new members. I just got done with a very long shift at the day job. I personally use spaceweather.com They do a pretty good job of letting you know when big solar storms are coming. I think I’m using the free newsletter email.

Donnacole1 - Sun 5 Apr - 14:31

Thanks Myra?

Myra - Sun 5 Apr - 14:05

Soft serve news lets you know!

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