Aurora map

Aurora status and site map

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AuroraWatch UK magnetometer. Background colour indicates alert status of magnetometer. Background colour of cluster indicates the most common status for the magnetometers in that cluster.
All-sky camera or webcam. Cameras may belong to AuroraWatch UK or to third parties (and used with permission).
Site for stargazing or photography. Note that not all stargazing sites will be suitable for auroral photography.
Site of recent aurora photograph. Recent images shown from AuroraWatch UK Flickr pool.

More information on the map and the different layers available here.

Aurora Photography

If you know of any good locations for photographing the aurora please contact us; we are looking for specific sites with picturesque horizons, interesting foregrounds or opportunities for framing a shot in a unique way. Any details you can include about the site would be very helpful.

For top tips on how to photograph the aurora and to determine if you’ve actually captured the aurora in a photo, visit our blog.

Notes on Ovation aurora forecast

The Ovation forecast is provided by NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center and estimates the likelihood of an aurora being visible directly overhead in 30 minutes time. The more opaque (darker) the green, the more likely it is that an aurora will be visible overhead. More details here.

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