THE NORTHERN LIGHTS RIGHT NOWLow activity. If you are located within latitude range 64.5º 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 Fort Good Hope (ca), Hughes (United states), Egilsstadir (Iceland), Skellefteå (Sweden) and Mo i Rana (Norway).
|KP INDEX||G SCALE|
|SOLAR WIND SPEED||PROTON DENSITY|
|569.3 km/sec||1.52 protons/cm3|
|4.001 nT||-1.815 nT|
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
KP index is the first thing you look for when you read the Northern Lights forecast. This tells us how big the aurora oval is and therefore how far south the aurora is expected to be visible. Look at this page if you want to find out which KP applies to you.
Proton density tells us how many protons the solar wind carries with it. This is measured in cm3. Below 10 is considered low. 20 is moderate, 40 is high and over 60 is extremely high. Higher proton density gives more northern lights.
Solar wind shows the speed of the particles coming from the sun. It is these particles that create the northern lights. The solar wind is normally around 300-400km/s. Northern lights may well occur at that speed, but if it passes 500km/s, the possibilities are great for a geomagnetic storm and thus strong northern lights.
Bz shows which direction the solar wind hits in relation to the magnetosphere. North is defined as a positive value and south is negative. For those of us who want the northern lights as far south as possible in the northern hemisphere, we will therefore have a negative value for this. The lower the value this shows, the stronger the northern lights can be.
Teksten under gir deg KP varsel for tre dager frem i tid. Varselet utgis av NOAA. Tidspunktene er oppgitt i universell tid (UT) For å regne om tidspunktene til norsk vintertid må du legge til en time. For å få norsk sommertid må du legge til to timer.
TREE DAY FORECAST
The text below provides you with a KP alert for three days ahead. The alert is issued by NOAA. The times are given in Universal Time (UT). To convert the times to Norwegian winter time, add one hour. To get Norwegian summer time, add two hours.
|Mar 30||Mar 31||Apr 01|
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