Current Aurora Forecast
for Canada's North
The solar wind velocity is currently low at 318 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 pretty respectable coming in at 1 protons/cm3. These higher density numbers can help improve the overall spread of the aurora we see.
There is a significant southward pointing Bz value of 1 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 5/10: Aurora borealis activity is currently moderate. Weather permitting, decent northern lights displays will be visible directly overhead from areas above magnetic 66th.
Extended 3-Day Activity Forecast Description (Jul 23 to Jul 25): The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet levels on days one and two (23 Jul, 24 Jul) and quiet to unsettled levels on Jul 25 (25 Jul).