Northern Lights Resources

Northern lights above an old house in Norway
Northern lights in green and purple above an old house just north of Bergen, Norway.

Right now I almost feel like ripping my hair out, as the northern lights are going crazy, reaching as far south as Northern France, while the sky here is completely covered in clouds.

So instead of losing my mind, I decided to share a couple of my favorite aurora resources with you.

Just like with weather forecasts, we get aurora forecasts. They are not always 100% accurate, but at least they can give you an idea of when and where you can see the beautiful auroras dance across the sky.

My favorite is this website, In addition to having a lot of information about the aurora and solar activity, it has a live forecast that tells you how far south you can except to see the northern lights at any given time.

And I also have an app on my phone, that gives me some of the same information. It's simply called Aurora. I use a Samsung phone, so I'm not sure this app works on iPhones.

Lastly, you should always have a decent weather forecast at hand, as all the aurora warnings in the world won't do you any good if the sky is cloudy.

I'll just keep my fingers crossed that the weather gods and Lady Aurora will be on the same page next time she's lighting up the sky.