Current Aurora Forecast
The solar wind velocity is currently low at 527 km/s. While this is certainly not the only indicator for a spectacular aurora display it doesn't help to increase our chances. However, particle density impacting the earth is very high coming in at 6 protons/cm3. These relatively high density numbers will help to improve the overall spread of the aurora we see.
There is currently a very strong southward pointing Bz value of 7 nT that is cancelling out the protective effects our Earth's magnetic field. The increased southward Bz value forces open a 'door' in our magnetosphere letting energy particles from the solar wind easily penetrate our atmosphere. This is an excellent indicator for the current availability of active aurora.
Aurora Activity Level 7/10: Aurora borealis activity is currently elevated. Weather permitting, larger northern lights displays will be visible directly overhead from Dawson City to Watson Lake and Whitehorse.
Extended 3-Day Activity Forecast Description (Mar 1 to Mar 3): The geomagnetic field is expected to be at unsettled to minor storm levels on days one and two (01 Mar, 02 Mar) and unsettled to active levels on Mar 4 (03 Mar).