Solar storm and accurate Northern Lights forecast
Over the last few days we looked at the northern lights forecast that was expected thanks to a Solar storm expected to impact Earth. Today we want to give you some videos and also information about accurate northern lights forecasting for the best possible chance of catching what could be some spectacular displays.
Yesterday we told how the latest solar flare effects were due to hit Earth, possibly affecting interference with communciations and satellites. There were also heightened chances of a northern lights displays and as predicted there were some great northern lights on show last night. There are further chances of intensified aurora displays expected tonight.
You can check out the aurora forecast at this University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute link, currently showing the forecast for today, Tuesday January 24. The chances of auroral activity are high and the site also has advice on how to interpret the forecast, viewing the auroras, a traveler’s guide, aurora forum and usefully you can also sign up for aurora alerts.
If you’re in the U.K. a good resource is AuroraWatchUK, which gives advice on when you may see aurora from the UK and also allows the user to monitor real time geomagnetic activity. This site offers live data links and explanations, an AuroraWatch UK Flickr group, details of sightings and more and also offers free text alerts for when aurora can be seen in the UK.
Finally if you want a really good look at just how phenomenal the auroras can be, you can see 3 amazing videos below this story, all of which show northern lights captured on film last night. One timelapse video shows the northern lights display from Molde, Norway during last night and covered 35 minutes condensed into 11 seconds. All three are impressive feats of photography and we thought worthy of showing to you so take a look and tell us what you think.
We’d like to know if you already saw the northern lights last night and what you thought? Maybe you filmed it yourself? Will you be taking a look tonight in a bid to catch another spectacular display? Let us know by sending your comments.
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