OVATION Auroral Forecast

This model gives a short-term forecast of the intensity of the auroral oval for both the northern and the southern hemisphere. It is based on the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) conditions as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft. The map shows the intensity and the location of the auroral oval for the time given in the right-hand corner of the map. Locations up to 1.000 kilometers (600 miles) north or south of the auroral oval might still see aurora near their horizon during optimal viewing conditions. This model does not take into account the local weather or the altitude of the Sun at your location.

Northern hemisphere

OVATION Auroral Forecast

Southern hemisphere

OVATION Auroral Forecast

What are the odds that I can see overhead aurora from my location?

North America
Canada Canada
Calgary, AB 0%
Edmonton, AB 3%
Gillam, MB 29%
Halifax, NS 0%
Iqaluit, NU 10%
Montreal, QC 0%
Ottawa, ON 0%
Quebec City, QC 0%
Saskatoon, SK 2%
St. John's, NL 0%
Thunder Bay, ON 0%
Toronto, ON 0%
Vancouver, BC 0%
Whitehorse, YT 20%
Winnipeg, MB 1%
Yellowknife, NT 14%
Cuba Cuba
Havana 0%
Greenland Greenland
Nuuk 9%
Mexico Mexico
Mexico City 0%
Monterrey 0%
United States United States
Albuquerque, NM 0%
Anchorage, AK 12%
Atlanta, GA 0%
Augusta, ME 0%
Barrow, AK 18%
Billings, MT 0%
Biose, ID 0%
Bismarck, ND 0%
Boston, MA 0%
Casper, WY 0%
Chicago, IL 0%
Columbus, OH 0%
Dallas, TX 0%
Denver, CO 0%
Fairbanks, AK 22%
Great Falls, MT 0%
Indianapolis, IN 0%
Jackson, MS 0%
Juneau, AK 12%
Las Vegas, NV 0%
Lincoln, NE 0%
Little Rock, AR 0%
Los Angeles, CA 0%
Miami, FL 0%
Minneapolis, MN 0%
Montpelier, VT 0%
Nashville, TN 0%
New York City, NY 0%
Portland, OR 0%
Richmond, VA 0%
Salt Lake City, UT 0%
San Francisco, CA 0%
Seattle, WA 0%
St. Louis, MO 0%
Washington, D.C. 0%
Europe and Asia
Austria
Vienna 0%
Belarus
Minsk 0%
Belgium
Brussels 0%
China
Beijing 0%
Czech Republic
Brno 0%
Prague 0%
Denmark
Aalborg 0%
Aarhus 0%
Copenhagen 0%
Estonia
Tallinn 0%
Faroe Islands
Tórshavn 0%
Finland
Helsinki 0%
Oulu 0%
Rovaniemi 0%
Tampere 0%
Turku 0%
France
Lyon 0%
Marseille 0%
Nantes 0%
Nice 0%
Paris 0%
Toulouse 0%
Germany
Berlin 0%
Cologne 0%
Frankfurt 0%
Hamburg 0%
Munich 0%
Greece
Athens 0%
Hungary
Budapest 0%
Iceland
Reykjavik 4%
Ireland
Dublin 0%
Italy
Milan 0%
Naples 0%
Rome 0%
Turin 0%
Japan
Tokyo 0%
Kazakhstan
Astana 0%
Latvia
Riga 0%
Lithuania
Vilnius 0%
Mongolia
Ulan Bator 0%
Netherlands
Amsterdam 0%
Norway
Bergen 0%
Kirkenes 0%
Oslo 0%
Tromsø 0%
Trondheim 0%
Poland
Gdańsk 0%
Krakow 0%
Warsaw 0%
Portugal
Lisbon 0%
Porto 0%
Romania
Bucharest 0%
Russia
Arkhangelsk 0%
Irkutsk 0%
Kazan 0%
Moscow 0%
Murmansk 0%
Novosibirsk 0%
Perm 0%
Saint Petersburg 0%
Vladivostok 0%
Yekaterinburg 0%
Slovenia
Ljubljana 0%
Slovakia
Bratislava 0%
South Korea
Seoul 0%
Spain
Barcelona 0%
Madrid 0%
Sweden
Gothenburg 0%
Kiruna 0%
Luleå 0%
Malmö 0%
Stockholm 0%
Sundsvall 0%
Umeå 0%
Switzerland
Bern 0%
United Kingdom
Belfast 0%
Birmingham 0%
Edinburgh 0%
London 0%
Manchester 0%
Ukraine
Dnipropetrovsk 0%
Donetsk 0%
Kharkiv 0%
Kiev 0%
Southern Hemisphere
Argentina
Buenos Aires 0%
Comodoro Rivadavia 0%
Ushuaia 0%
Australia
Adelaide 0%
Alice Springs 0%
Brisbane 0%
Devonport 0%
Hobart 0%
Melbourne 0%
Perth 0%
Sydney 0%
Chile
Concepcion 0%
Punta Arenas 0%
New Zealand
Auckland 0%
Christchurch 0%
Dunedin 0%
Invercargill 0%
Wellington 0%
South Africa
Capetown 0%
Durban 0%
Uruguay
Montevideo 0%
Current data suggest that it is not possible to see aurora now at middle latitudes

Latest news

Today's space weather

Auroral activity
Minor Severe
High latitude 15% 10%
Middle latitude 1% 1%
Predicted Kp max 2
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 5%
X-class solar flare 1%

Support SpaceWeatherLive.com!

A lot of people come to SpaceWeatherLive to follow the Sun's activity or if there is aurora to be seen, but with more traffic comes higher server costs. Consider a donation if you enjoy SpaceWeatherLive so we can keep the website online!

66%

Get instant alerts!

Space weather facts

Last X-flare:2015/05/05X2.7
Last M-flare:2016/08/07M1.3
Last geomagnetic storm:2016/08/24Kp5 (G1)
Number of spotless days in 2016:21
Last spotless day:2016/08/04

This day in history*

Solar flares
11999M5.5
21999M3.0
31999M3.0
42015M2.9
52001M1.9
ApG
11998144G4
2201552G2
3201419
4201316G1
5200616G1
*since 1994