Northern Lights! Live Aurora Network’s HD cameras send you real-time alerts when the majestic aurora is detected.
Unlike all other alert apps in existence, which rely on NOAA ‘space weather’ forecasts that require experience to use, Live Aurora Network sends out real time alerts based on what is actually seen in the sky, we send alerts based on the visual detection of aurora from our Network of Cameras. currently Iceland/Norway with Canada and Alaska coming soon!
The only truly real-time video alert app available globally - the unique algorithm not only detects the aurora borealis, but visually grades it based on the strength of the aurora. Users can choose the level they wish to be notified at so that they need only hit the road for displays they deem suitable.
All other top selling Aurora notification apps currently on the market are based on the global Kp index which runs from 0-9 and is based on magnetometers around the world. This is problematic for local aurora alerts, and not the most effective parameter for knowing when local auroral activity is highest.
Live Aurora Network pushes out alerts in real time, thanks to software designed to detect the colours of the Aurora, while grading the density and percentage of the sky that is showing the lights. This is especially helpful to find breaks in the clouds!
Also, in this app:
- HD live stream from every location
- Zoomable map of Iceland and Norway with directions to our dark sky areas.
- Localized weather forecast at each location.
- Current Live KP rating
- Customisable alert level
Our unique Icelandic/ Norwegian camera locations:
- Overlooking Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that caused chaos with air traffic in 2010.
- Overlooking Kirkjafell Mountain in West Iceland
- Underneath a beautiful mountain range in South West Iceland.
- Overlooking Iceland's biggest freshwater lake.
- The magical Lofoten Islands Norway
New cameras added soon!
Our app is complementary to Aurora citizen science initiatives like Aurorasaurus, a project created by NASA space physicist Dr Liz MacDonald, that makes scientific use of crowdsourced aurora data. Such collaborations enhance research return from the Live Aurora Network observations. Our science advisors include Dr Melanie Windridge, the bestselling author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, and Dr Tamitha Skov, these experts and others contributed to the development of the app.