Two large solar flares occurred on the sun on August 1st.(source spaceweather.com) The first of the resulting magnetic storm arrived at the earth yesterday and triggered spectacular north lights. It is possible that a similar light show may occur in the southern hemisphere tonight, and more storms are expected. So when the sky clear, keep an eye out for auroras in the southern sky
Did you know Australia actually has a space weather bureau? Well is it actually a geopyhsical conditions monitoring authourity, but it does offer an aurora alert on its website. Nothing is confirmed as yet. However tonight and the next few days are definitely the time to monitor the southern sky.
PS If your mobile phone is registered for the alert system, expect an SMS if & when the aurora is visiable.