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Aurora Australis continues to put on show in Tasmanian skies | The Advocate



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An increase in traffic on Coastal roads in coming nights could be due to an astronomical phenomena. The sun is currently unleashing a barrage of geomagnetic activity towards earth and for solar storm chasers around the state its an exciting time. Over the last two days the sun has released two major coronal mass ejection’s (CME’s) and if the projection to earth is favourable, we could see the strongest showing of the Aurora Australis for quite some time. CME’s are large expulsions of plasma and magnetic particles from the sun’s corona. Travelling at speeds anywhere from 250 to 3000 kilometres per second, they can reach our planet in as little as 15 to 18 hours. Hobart’s…

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