If you wish to include a link to AuroraWatch UK please use the URL http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/ and refer to the site as “AuroraWatch UK”; no permission is needed. If you wish to include AuroraWatch UK images in your site please select one of the options below, embedding the images directly will not work. If your site is hosted using HTTPS then you will need to change our URLs to use use the HTTPS protocol.
AuroraWatch UK status
To include a box showing the current AuroraWatch UK status, as shown above, copy and paste the following HTML code into your web page:
AuroraWatch UK status and plot
To include a box showing the current AuroraWatch UK status and a plot of the most recent activity, as shown above, copy and paste the following HTML code into your web page:
Altering the look with style sheets
You can adjust the look of the included text to match your site by
using a style sheet. Append
?css=CSSURL to the
src attribute, where
CSSURL is the URL of your CSS
document. If you load the
iframe with the HTTPS protocol then the
CSS document must also be loaded over HTTPS for it to have any effect.
For example, to make the text italic you can use a style sheet similar to http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/css/example.css. Include it as below:
This will appear in your web page as:
Altering the link target
You can alter the link target in the
iframe by adding the query
target and setting the value to
will cause the links to be opened in the same window and
cause the links to be opened in a new window. If you are combining the
target query parameters remember to separate them with a
Why can I not just embed the images?
iframe method has a number of advantages:
- We are able to modify the image URL without breaking sites which embed the graphics.
- We can ensure that the images are reloaded at an appropriate frequency.
- We can ensure that a link to the AuroraWatch UK home page is
included; ensuring that your readers can sign up for AuroraWatch
UK alerts, and that we get credit for our work.