Useful links to find out more about the Aurora

Useful links to find out more about the Aurora

Activity, forecast and interpretation

 

http://www.spaceweather.no

Auroral forecast (shows activity right now, and in 4h), sun facts and general information about the northern lights

 

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/Europe

Auroral forecast for the day (main image), and short-term forecast

Questions and answers about the northern lights

Questions and answers about the northern lights

Everything you ever wondered about or never thought of wondering...

 

At what time will there be northern lights tonight?

This is actually the question I get most by guests in Tromsø. If I want to look very intelligent, I say, "Well, tonight it will be a quarter past nine". Then I talk about the magic. The Aurora is female, which indicates that she is unpredictable and uncontrollable. We can predict her by our observation of the sun, but even then, the prediction might fail.

I have seen her during all times of the day. Not so often early in the morning, then I am still sleeping, but during daytime against a dark blue sky, in the evening, in the middle of the night. Actually, science explains that she mostly appears in the late evening and statistics prove it.