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AURORA WARNING: Mid-Latitude aurora is now confirmed at mid-latitudes 16:28 UT

CONFIRMED AURORA IN PROGRESS: If you live north of 50 deg latitude in Europe (40 deg in N.America) and your sky is clear and dark, aurora may be visible now. Check the latest real-time radio-contact map for the alert areas: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert was issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Fri 07/08 at 16:28utc ##

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 16:20 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it’s blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Fri 07/08 at 16:20utc ##

Mid-Latitude AURORA WARNING at 15:50 UT #aurora

A possible Mid-Latitude aurora is in progress, based on amateur radio contact reports. Amateur VHF auroral contacts appear on the map as red lines, and the yellow arc shows the alert area. This map was generated at the start of the opening, a further update will be sent in 30 minutes. View the live map here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. Alerts are issued by G7IZU in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). This alert was sent on Fri 07/08 at 15:50utc ##

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 15:38 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Fri 07/08 at 15:38 UT

Report: Humanity could have only 12 hours’ warning of a damaging CME

Source: The Guardian

“A UK Cabinet Office report sets out risks of coronal mass ejections from the sun causing power outages and disruption of GPS and communications.

“Humanity would only have a 12-hour warning about the arrival of a “CME”  that could damage the National Grid, pipelines and railway signals, according to a newly released document from the UK Cabinet Office”.

Read the full Guardian article here, and download the report here (PDF).

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 13:44 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Tue 28/07 at 13:44 UT

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 08:00 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it’s blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Thu 23/07 at 08:00utc ##