The SPA Aurora Section routinely observes the annual occurrence of the aurora and noctilucent cloud; both phenomena occur on the fringes of space in the Earth’s upper-atmosphere.
The Section offers advice on how best to observe and subsequently submit auroral reports. Our aim is to train members in the use of standard observing and reporting procedures and to promote a general interest in observational astronomy. We are especially pleased to welcome young or novice amateurs, though astronomers of all abilities and age groups regularly contribute to our observing projects.
Observing the aurora or noctilucent cloud is a naked eye activity and requires no special equipment – other than some enthusiasm and patience!
On this site you will find practical advice and information on how to conduct useful observations.
Extesive sightings have been made through out the first days of June.
This season promises to be very active, provided you have good vis and clear northern skies.
Observations have been recorded from as far south as the south coast of England.
|Date||1st June 2013|
|Aurora Alert State||
|Level||Up to 9|
An impact occured at 15.30 on the 31st May and the field is swinging neg, however the light nights will make it dificult to see..
|Visible from...||As far south as northern England.|