THE NORTHERN LIGHTS RIGHT NOWLow to moderate activity. If you are located within latitude range 62.3º N or higher you have a chance to see the aurora if the weather and light conditions are optimal. The aurora might be visible from places as far south as Namsos (Norway), Noginsk (Russia), Dawson City (Canada), Kaltag (United States), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Steinkjær (Norway).
|KP INDEX||G SCALE|
|SOLAR WIND SPEED||PROTONS|
|365.1 km/sec||1.25 protons/cm3|
|3.837 nT||-1.359 nT|
The KP index is a scale that indicates the strength of the northern lights and can be used to predict how far south the northern lights are visible. The G scale indicates the strength of the storm.
A high KP value does not necessarily mean that the northern lights will be visible to the naked eye. The direction of the lines in the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) from the sun also plays a major role. IMF is measured in Bz. A negative Bz value means that the IMF lines are facing south and the chance of seeing the aurora is greater.
30 MINUTE NORTHERN LIGHTS FORECAST
ONE HOUR FORECAST
FOUR HOUR FORECAST
QUICK PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS
Make sure the camera is steady. Use remote trigger or timer and manual settings.
– ISO: 800-1600
– Aperture: F2.8-F4
– Shutter: 0-20 seconds
– White balance: Daylight
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Did you know…
Northern Lights can occur at any time, but it must be dark to be visible.
October to March is the best time to see the Northern Lights in Norway.