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Current Aurora Prediction
Current Aurora Prediction Activtiy Level 7
Solar Wind
Velocity:672 km/s
Particle Density:1 protons/cm3
Interplanetary Magnetic Field
Btotal:5 nT
Bz:2 nT South
Current Aurora Prediction
Activity Level:7/10
Updated: Sep 29 2016 8:15 UTC

Forecast is updated every 15 minutes.
Data is averaged over last 15 minutes.

Current Aurora Forecast

The solar wind is currently travelling at a respectable velocity of 672 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 Dawson City to Watson Lake and Whitehorse.

Extended 3-Day Activity Forecast Description (Sep 29 to Oct 1): The geomagnetic field is expected to be at active to major storm levels on Sep 30 (29 Sep), unsettled to major storm levels on Oct 1 (30 Sep) and unsettled to minor storm levels on Oct 2 (01 Oct).

3-Day Aurora Forecast
Thursday (Sep 29)Friday (Sep 30)Saturday (Oct 1)
Aurora Forecast - Active: 20% - Minor Storm: 25% - Major Storm: 35%
Active aurora possible with good chance of isolated minor auroral substorms and favorable conditions for major aurora activity.
Aurora Forecast - Active: 20% - Minor Storm: 25% - Major Storm: 35%
Active aurora possible with good chance of isolated minor auroral substorms and favorable conditions for major aurora activity.
Aurora Forecast - Active: 15% - Minor Storm: 20% - Major Storm: 30%
Active aurora possible with good chance of isolated minor auroral substorms and favorable conditions for major aurora activity.
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