David's Astronomy Pages (All Sky Camera)
Aurora on night  2016-03-06 /  2016-03-07

Aurora Notes
Bullet Pictures
Bullet Videos
Bullet Summary Plot
Bullet Magnetometer Stack Plots (for reference)
- Moderate G2 Geomagnetic Storm (KP6-) with displays down to Middle Latitudes
Northern Lights seen over Scotland, BBC In-Pictures report
- Auroral very bright at the apparent peak of the display and reaching zenith (around 20:00hUT). 

Norwegian magnetometer readings appear to suggest the actual peak of the storm may have occured 2-3 hours later (around 22:30-23:30 hUT). Despite poor sky views at this time due to snow showers and cloud,  the all sky images from my site don't seem to confirm this later peak.
- Observation of display punctuated by clouds and frequent snow shower events (the latter saturate 30s exposures and bring new meaning to the term 'white out conditions')
- Images variously affected by melting snow / water drops on lens cover and associated light artefacts


Panoramic View - Northern Sky
Aurora & Clouds - 2016-03-06 19:16h UT/GMT. Image #734980
Aurora & Clouds- 2016-03-06 19:54h UT/GMT. Image #735051
Aurora & Clouds- 2016-03-06 19:56h UT/GMT. Image #735054
Aurora & Clouds- 2016-03-06 20:03h UT/GMT. Image #735067
Aurora & Clouds- 2016-03-06 20:15h UT/GMT. Image #735090
Aurora & Snow - 2016-03-06 21:59h UT/GMT. Image #735283
Aurora & Moon- 2016-03-06 22:03h UT/GMT. Image #735290
Aurora & Snow/Clouds - 2016-03-07 00:44h UT/GMT. Image #735591
Panorama views of northern sky converted from original fish eye images
30s exposures taken with Oculus All Sky Camera  
   All Sky Views  - 19:54 to 20:02 hUT
Aurora - 2016-03-06 19:54h UT/GMT. Image #735051
Aurora - 2016-03-06 19:57h UT/GMT. Image #735056
Aurora - 2016-03-06 20:02h UT/GMT. Image #735066
Fish eye images, 30s exposures taken with Oculus All Sky Camera

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Video: North panoramic view, 9 hour period
2016-03-06 19:00h to 2016-03-07 04:00h (GMT/UT), Frames 734950-736013.
Link to .mp4 video file (4.5 MB)
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Night Summary Plot

Night Summary Plot - North Sky (2016-03-06 / 2016-03-07)
Times on plot are local GMT times (= UT time)

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Magnetometer Stack Plots (for reference)

Magnetometer Stack Plots from Scandinavia (ordered by latitude)
H Component - 2016-03-06 / 2016-03-07
Original data from Tromsų Geophysical Observatory (TGO), DTU Space (Technical University of Denmark) and Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI, displayed on SpaceWeatherLive http://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/auroral-activity/magnetometers).

Note: Geomagnetometer activity at rvk (Rorvik, 64.95N), dob (Dombas, 62.07N), sol (Solund, 61.08N) and kar (Karmoy, 59.21N) stations are used as indicators for potential auroral activity that may be visible from my Observatory situated at latitude 57.32N  (Map of Stations)

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