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    Default Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    Happening at the moment a 5 out of 5.

    Northern and Southern lights will be very visible. Some disruption predicted
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    Some stunning pics of the southern lights taken from Underberg doingbthe rounds on Facebook.
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    Default Re: Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Groenman View Post
    Some stunning pics of the southern lights taken from Underberg doingbthe rounds on Facebook.
    snow report page
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    Ireland last night, sent by my sister's children.
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    Default Re: Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    Northern lights visible in Kentucky as well. Seen some photos taken in Louisville as well as Lexington last night.

    The best views are expected tonight.
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    1979 Dodge “Cubicle” beneath the northern lights last night.Click image for larger version. 

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    This is awesome. Table Mountain.
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    Saw this in Kleinmond.
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    In Underberg tonight, no such luck. Damn but that's spectacular.
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    Default Re: Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    Anything visible in Joburg?


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    Default Re: Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    Wow. I was in the veld on Friday night, just outside Bloemfontein. At atound 11 pm, sitting in my hunting chair, I saw a very faint red glow in an exact southerly direction, just above the horizon. It was very faint, but I could see it.

    I could not understand the glow. I wondered if it was perhaps the glow of a masive veld fire, just beyond the horizon, but there was no cloud cover to reflect the light of a fire.

    Obviously, only now reading here about the Southern lights, it makes sense. Must have been this, that I saw.

    Very interesting.

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    Missed it as the Boland area was covered by low rolling-in rain clouds

    But saw some awesome ones by dedicated local photographers (whom I follow on Instagram) - both also who had to cope with low clouds but still managed to capture some

    Kyle Goetsch
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    Jon Kerrin
    https://www.instagram.com/p/C626Slri...c1dmR5dg%3D%3D


    More can also be seen here:
    https://earthsky.org/sun/sun-news-ac...urora-updates/


    Does anyone knows of any other well-known, local, nature photographers that is worthwhile to follow on Instagram?
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    Just a reminder of how fragile we are in the grand scheme of things.
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    Default Re: Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    After a clear day, low cloud or fog rolled in just at the wrong time, so my efforts were in vain.

    Nice little explainer of the colours here:


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    Default Re: Powerful Geomagnetic storm

    Space weather scales. Saturday was a G4 AFAIK.
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