Current Aurora Forecast
for Canada's North
The solar wind is currently travelling at a respectable velocity of 553 km/s. This provides a pretty good indicator that we can expect to see lights overhead. Additionally, particle density impacting the earth is pretty steady at 1 protons/cm3. Higher density numbers can help improve the overall spread of the aurora we see.
There is a significant southward pointing Bz value of 2 nT that is working to cancel out our Earth's magnetic field. As the southward Bz value increases this helps to open a 'door' in our magnetosphere allowing energy particles from the solar wind to more easily penetrate our atmosphere. This is a good 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 areas above magnetic 65th.
Extended 3-Day Activity Forecast Description (Dec 8 to Dec 10): The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on Dec 9 (08 Dec) and quiet to active levels on days two and three (09 Dec, 10 Dec).