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GPS Based Aurora Borealis Forecast
February 14, 2016 – 03:53 pm
Aurora Borealis in Parc

NOTE: This model gives the probability of a visible Aurora directly overhead. Not the probability of a visible Aurora at any angle. An Aurora with an altitude of 68 miles (109 Km) for example could be visible over 700 miles (1, 126 km) further south.

Want to know the current overhead Aurora forecast for Iceland, Norway or even Tasmania? Or for your own back yard?

Then you’re in the right place!

No longer will you have to squint at the Ovation forecast map to try and figure out the overhead Aurora prediction for your exact location.

(Note: if you can't get your browser to share its GPS location, you can still get your forecast by clicking on your location on the Google map below.)

Using the Ovation map model, here’s the chance of a visible Aurora overhead for your exact location.

This note should go away shortly. If it does not, most likely the browser is not sharing its location with us.

Look for some kind of pop up note on your browser and choose "always share location with this site."

If you are looking on a cell phone. Check the settings so your location can be shared with Soft Serve News. We need the location so we can look up the forecast for where you are.

(Worst case, you can always use the below map and zoom in on your location and click the map to get the forecast.)

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in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %
in minutes, the chance of a visible Aurora directly overhead will be %

Click the map for the forecast at any point on earth. (Zoom-in to pick a detailed location.)
Note: if the timer clock stops counting down, just refresh the page.

General Info. . .

Remember, this tool attempts to forecast the Aurora-directly-overhead probability, not the can-I-see-the-Aurora-at-all probability. You could see the Aurora 700 or even over 1000 miles further south than what this shows depending on the Aurora’s altitude and brightness.

This tool uses NOAA “Ovation” model which, has the nice feature of integrating the magnetic orientation of the solar wind (Bz, etc.). This magnetic orientation is critical in determining whether an Aurora is actually visible or not.

You shouldn't have to refresh this page (unless your browser has gone into sleep mode). The forecast data will add new lines as new info comes in. Even the ovation map image will refresh automatically.

Source: www.softservenews.com
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