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
Calgary, AB 0%
Edmonton, AB 0%
Gillam, MB 10%
Halifax, NS 0%
Iqaluit, NU 8%
Montreal, QC 0%
Ottawa, ON 0%
Quebec City, QC 0%
Saskatoon, SK 0%
St. John's, NL 0%
Thunder Bay, ON 0%
Toronto, ON 0%
Vancouver, BC 0%
Whitehorse, YT 0%
Winnipeg, MB 0%
Yellowknife, NT 9%
Cuba
Havana 0%
Greenland
Nuuk 9%
Mexico
Mexico City 0%
Monterrey 0%
United States
Albuquerque, NM 0%
Anchorage, AK 0%
Atlanta, GA 0%
Augusta, ME 0%
Barrow, AK 2%
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 0%
Great Falls, MT 0%
Indianapolis, IN 0%
Jackson, MS 0%
Juneau, AK 0%
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 40%
Finland
Helsinki 0%
Oulu 22%
Rovaniemi 25%
Tampere 3%
Turku 2%
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 24%
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 25%
Kirkenes 25%
Oslo 11%
Tromsø 25%
Trondheim 26%
Poland
Gdańsk 0%
Krakow 0%
Warsaw 0%
Portugal
Lisbon 0%
Porto 0%
Romania
Bucharest 0%
Russia
Arkhangelsk 7%
Irkutsk 0%
Kazan 0%
Moscow 0%
Murmansk 24%
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 27%
Luleå 27%
Malmö 0%
Stockholm 1%
Sundsvall 13%
Umeå 20%
Switzerland
Bern 0%
United Kingdom
Belfast 0%
Birmingham 0%
Edinburgh 6%
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
The solar wind speed is currently high (712.7 km/sec.)

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Auroral activity Minor Severe
High latitude 20% 25%
Middle latitude 30% 15%
Predicted Kp max 6
Solar activity
M-class solar flare 15%
X-class solar flare 1%
Moon phase
Waxing Crescent

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