01 Sep 2021 –
Services derived from geomagnetic data may have limited availability during the period Friday 2021-09-03T02:00 UTC to Sunday 2021-09-05T21:00 UTC.
18 Aug 2020 –
Maintenance works scheduled 26 August 0030-0130 UTC to SWS core processing systems.
Near real time updates to this site may be briefly interrupted.
24 Jul 2020 –
Services derived from geomagnetic data may have limited availability during the period 2020-07-24T23:00/2020-07-25T05 UTC
21 Oct 2019 –
From 15 October 2019 geomagnetic observations from Launceston have ceased and the equipment has been decommissioned.
01 Jun 2017 –
Our new webpages gather content that help determine current aurora viewing conditions. The improved Auroral Oval Tool displays locations of past sightings. Look for the Aurora page in the site menu.
15 May 2017 –
Minor changes will be made on 24/05/17 to the following website pages to reflect the fact that the information to which they pertain is also available via the Space Weather API. www.sws.bom.gov.au/Geophysical/1/2, www.sws.bom.gov.au/Geophysical/2/1, www.sws.bom.gov.au/Geophysical/2/2, www.sws.bom.gov.au/Geophysical/2/4, www.sws.bom.gov.au/Products_and_Services/4/1.
15 May 2017 –
Space Weather Services now offers a Space Weather API that provides current information regarding K index values, magnetic alerts, geophysical warnings and aurora notices.
03 Jun 2016 –
The aurora patrol camera service has been temporarily discontinued. A new and improved service is under development and is coming soon. Our long-term plan is to improve our aurora watching product suite.