Aurora Forecasting

If you have been curious about the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis there is no time better than now to check out more about this awesome natural phenomenon.  The aurora borealis is essentially the result of protons and electrons from the sun colliding and mixing with the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic fields.  When this happens there is an awesome display of color that occurs at both the North and South Poles, though the north is better known for it in my experiences.  The Northern Lights are absolutely remarkable and this website predicts how good they will be.  The Geophysical Institute is sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and their website puts up predictions for how well and when the Lights will be able to be seen.  The website also talks about interpreting the forecast and tips for how to plan to see the Aurora Borealis when it is at its best.  I suggest checking this website out if you would like to know more about the Northern Lights.

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  1. This is really neat. Especially considering the relationship between the northern lights and solar flares in light of expected increases in solar flare activity. This forecasting tool may be able to pick up on new relationships between solar flares and the color / wavelength of the northern lights!

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