What is an aurora?
Also referred to as aurora borealis, northern lights, and southern lights, auroras are caused by the sun. Sometimes, solar storms can go through Earth’s magnetic field lines at the north and south poles. As a result, this interaction with Earth’s atmosphere creates the beautiful lights we witness when it’s dark out.
Check the northern lights forecast from your phone.
The Aurora Forecast & Alerts app makes it easy to monitor the forecast from home or on the go. You’ll have access to a wide range of comprehensive features, such as:
…and much more.
Most importantly, you’ll feel confident about catching the next aurora borealis near you!
Aurora App Features
Save time by viewing short term (30 minute), 3-day and 27-day aurora forecasts all from the app. Includes easy-to-read map visuals.
Tap anywhere on the map for a 30 minute, spot-specific aurora visibility forecast. This data is customizable and updates every five minutes.
Get notified when aurora conditions are forecasted to be favorable. Set up daily, weekly and/or SWPC push notifications.
See Why Users Love Our App!
Above all, our goal is to make aurora forecast tracking easy to understand and convenient. With a nearly 5-star rating on the App Store, users love how our app is easy to read and straightforward. To sum it up, you will be able to make sense of the data and track the forecast like a pro. Download today!
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