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« on: September 16, 2008, 07:28:40 pm »

Please use this page to link any useful aurora activity charts and reliable webcams for users of the forum. If you want to monitor the current solar activity to assess the potential for aurora displays from your location then the following links should prove useful.

Spaceweather.com. The ultimate spaceweather site for aurora alerts

http://www.spaceweather.com/

Latest Aurora News. See the current position of the auroral oval, KP index, IMF etc

http://www.analemma.de/english/auranews.html

Solar Terrestial Dispatch. See the current solar wind stream velocity, Bz tilt, and user friendly colour coded traffic lights which indicate aurora risk levels for high, mid, and low level latitudes

http://www.spacew.com/

Today's Spaceweather. 3 day solar-geophysical forecast.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/today.html

NOAA Space Environment Centre. Kp index and solar x-ray flux and records of current/past 24 hour geomagnetic activity, solar radiation storms and radio blackouts.

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Geophysical Institute Aurora Forecast. Current and future aurora forecast and watch planning.

http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/

Hourly STD DMSP/POLAR Auroral Activity Report.  Sightings Map.

http://www.spacew.com/www/aurora.php


Aurora Webcams

Live Aurora Cam from Arctic Circle

http://uk.jokkmokk.jp/detail_nr4.shtml

Salmon Live Aurora Cam

http://salmon.nict.go.jp/live/aurora_cam/live_aurora_cam_e.html


Solar Activity

SOHO Real Time Solar images. (Use C2 and C3 cameras to look for CMEs and Flares).

http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html


Useful aurora observing/photography websites

Basic SLR/DSLR aurora photography and processing

http://www.aurorachasers.com/PhotographyGuide/index_html

Basic Aurora Viewing Guide

http://www.aurorachasers.com/ViewingGuide/index_html

Predicting The Aurora. From Aurorahunter.com

http://www.aurorahunter.com/aurora-prediction.php

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2008, 03:54:53 pm »

Thanks Martin. That is a very good set of links.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 07:29:05 pm »

I have seen this site recently http://www.northern-lights.no/english/what/
Interesting and easy to read about the nature of auroras.
Especially liked this: (colours of auroras)

(c) http://www.northern-lights.no/
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