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If you can't see the aurora from where you live, you can watch this live aurora webcam (there are other aurora webcams but they take an image every few minutes whereas this is an actual live stream)::
The camera is facing north if you see a tower and facing east if you see a dome; west if you see building and traffic lights on the horizon and south if you just see trees and very small buildings.
Depending on what you use to view youtube (brower, app) you can rewind about 12 hours and see what happened earlier. (I watch the youtube app on tv with a roku stick. Sometimes I can hold down the arrow keys to rewind, and sometimes the arrow key only moves 10 seconds per press which is useless.)
I use this android app, set its map to Churchill Canada (where that webcam is) and have it send me alerts so I know when to check the webcam.
The app also has a global map with live geomagnetic info.
If you can see the aurora from where you live, you could install both the free and paid versions of that app to get alerts for your location and for the webcam's location.
Here is the app I use. It has a terrible user interface and somehow always indicates the chances of seeing an aurora is 0% (which may be a bug), but it never fails to notify me when the Kp index is high.
A better resource is the Canadian Space Weather website, but of course they don't notify you.
Edit: Just as a reference, Kp was up to 7 last night when I last checked.
I use My Aurora Forecast
It's quite good for giving you the initial heads up on high KP. Living quite far south, these events are sporadic and I'm usually not paying attention.
Go during the winter. And also there's this app that i use to see when there is a chance to see them. (Idk why i use it since i live above the arctic circle.)
Anyways here's the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast
There's an app that's pretty good if you want to see the lights. It'll notify you and tell you your chance of seeing the lights.
They were super bright for about 15-20 minutes at about 12:45am. A little app I have on my phone called 'Aurora' gave me the heads-up a few mins early. It's free for iPhone | Android
This free app helped me see the Northern Lights over Labor Day, it had been decades before. They are like rainbows, here when they are here and gone when conditions change.
I currently use this app. It seems decent, has lots of info. But I am never in the right place at the right time unless it's super cloudy. 😮💨 I haven't seen them since I was a kid and my husband never has. Been hunting them for about 2 years or so.
There are some excellent apps one can download to see when Aurora activity is forecast - one I use is My Aurora on Android (there is also an Apple version) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast&hl=en\_US&gl=US
Je te suggère "My Aurora Forecast" (Android ou iOS). J'ai utilisé cette application pendant un voyage en islande, elle est vraiment parfaite. Toute l'info y est, y compris la couverture nuageuse, la publicité n'est pas intrusive, vraiment parfait ! Tu peux même avoir des notifications quand les conditions sont bonnes à ton emplacement actuel !
*non, je suis pas commandité!*
app for mobile phones: My aurora forcast: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast&hl=en&gl=US
This was around midnight. It's rare to see them in the city. Download the aurora app..I got a warning they were possible and went out for a walk.
Winter nights always seem to be best, especially when there is no moon.
I have an app that notifies me when I may be able to see them. It’s called My Aurora Forecast & Alerts.
Like others have said, South Finland it's unlikely. You have a better chance up north and in the winter because a) longer time dark during the day/night and b) the usually cold weather means a better chance the sky stays clear.
My friend had good luck by renting a cabin for a week in Saariselkä in January and then following the forecasts using the Aurora app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast). And then be prepared to run out the door anytime the forecast KP Index goes high enough :)
I've seen the Auroras several times over the years, but always in Lapland...
Noorderlicht is in Nederland zeldzaam, en zelfs dan is het in verhouding zwak. Er zijn apps die net als buienradar een voorspelling geven met animatie.
Ik gebruikte deze in IJsland, hij werkte perfect. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast
Aurora made by jRustonApps B.V. (gplay store) (apple store)
"There's an app for that"
I can't tell how accurate it is, as I haven't had a chance to see much since I was a kid, and the app had shown in in a bad area most of the time. Southern Ontario doesn't get you much anymore. I like the images and information though...
I live nearby the dark sky park in Mackinaw City and use this app on my Android phone to get notifications when the aurora viewing is supposed to be good: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast&hl=en
I hope you're able to see them! I briefly saw them a few weeks ago driving on the highway around Cadillac, MI/Lake City, MI late at night; it was very faint but so, so cool.
I got the Aurora forecast app recommended to me through the play store (I'm not sure what in my history caused the suggestion, but yay), and I've been so happy to hear its little beep when it's forecast for high likelihood of aurora in my location. Sadly, it's been when it's too bright or too cloudy so far, but I'm hoping that one day the conditions will be right! I really recommend it.
I was there between Jan 1-8 and we had to drive 300 km to see them because of the cloud coverage. Absolutely worth it. There are apps that are forecasting it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast
Also check out these pages to know where to expect the aurora in the given time: https://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/
Important thing is that you need KPI 3 or higher to see them.
There is also an aurora app that can give you alerts when you might be able to see them. The map is invaluable.
Kai buvau Islandijoje labai padėji ši programėlė. Manau padės ir Lietuvoje https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast
I found this forecast to be pretty good for general 3 day predictions (though watch the numbers, they do change until about lunch time on the day):
For specific, minute-to-minute predictions for a given location, this app is very good, you can get forecasts for either your current location or your viewing site, if it's a little away:
Cloud cover is also important (since you won't see much if it's cloudy, particularly the heavy clouds that bring snow). The Finnish Metrological Institute is probably the best bet to check likely cloud cover:
Depends on your latitude and the kp-index. This app is useful, includes local forecasts and notifications:
Sorry, bad luck tonight. Maybe Monday 11th, Saturday 23rd, Friday 29th.
I use an android app called My Aurora Forecast
and I have its location set to a live webcam out of Churchill, Canada -- where it will be cloudy tonight but there might be better luck some other time; and you can scroll back up to 12 hours to check for the lights. The camera settings pick up the greens very well and occasionally there are some pinks and reds.
I hope you get to see some in person before you leave Tongue!
There is. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/my-aurora-forecast-alerts/id1073082439
This app gives you a notification when there's high activity: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast
I use this one
Använd en app! Tex https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast för Android
The Aurora app is great for forecasts
Star Walk is my go-to for sky identification, it can usually tell you if it's just a satellite
Spot The Station for the ISS
For checking flights and sky visitors
Be careful with binoculars around the moon, if it's full or bright. Otherwise, great for seeing planets or the ISS.
I hope you do!
A recommended app for forecasting: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast
It predicts thursday is a very good day.
My Aurora Forecast.
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I forgot!! Did you go yet!?
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I liked using this app when I was there.
I was in Iceland in March and we found an app that helped us decide what night to go out - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrustonapps.myauroraforecast&hl=en