18 March

In order to know whether you have a chance of seeing an aurora, you need to know the level of geomagnetic activity at the time you are viewing.

These links provide relevant information.

Kp = [0,9] = geomagnetic activity for a 3-hour period.


Geomagnetic activity:


Montreal's required Kp = 6 (dark sky outide the city) [ Magnetic latitude 54]

OVATION An empirical model of the intensity of the aurora. The model uses solar wind conditions (that is, the charged particle flux) and the interplanetary magnetic field at the Lagrangian point (L1) point as inputs.

3 day prediction:


30 minute forecast:


Space Weather Alerts http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/alerts/index.html

Space Weather Alerts and Warnings Timeline http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/alerts-watches-and-warnings

Moon phase http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/MoonPhase.php

Aurora Forecast http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast

Solar Activity Index (Norway) http://flux.phys.uit.no/cgi-bin/HistActIx.cgi?site=tro2a&site=nal1a&site=dob1a&month=01&year=2009&submit=submit&RealTime&Simple&

Current Space Weather (ESA) http://swe.ssa.esa.int/web/guest/swe

Solar images: http://www2.hao.ucar.edu/mlso/mlso-home-page

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