AuroraWatch Shetland

Current activity as measured by our Sumburgh Head magnetometer.

What does this mean?

AuroraWatch Shetland issues its own aurora alerts via Twitter and Telegram. Please note that these alerts are currently in test phase. More details on our blog. The alerts have slightly different meanings to the main AuroraWatch UK alerts:

Colour Description Meaning
Green No significant activity Aurora is unlikely to be visible by eye or on camera from Shetland.
Yellow Minor geomagnetic activity Aurora likely to be visible on camera from Shetland.
Amber Amber alert: aurora likely Aurora is likely to be visible by eye from Shetland.
Red Red alert: strong aurora is likely Aurora is likely to be clearly visible by eye from Shetland.

These alert meanings and levels may be tweaked based on user feedback.

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