Imagine you are standing in the dark cold nothingness of the polar region. You stare at the dark sky for hours, and nothing…. Not even a small glimpse of light that makes it worth the wait.
We present to you AuroraCatcher, the app that allows you to relax inside in the knowledge that you will never miss the magnificent Aurora Borealis again.
A lot of technology lies behind this mobile application. Using our own diamond-based quantum magnetometers, we measure the Earth’s magnetic field to a very high precision. By catching small fluctuations in this field, we can detect the northern lights and monitor their evolution in time.Using our sensor units, placed all across the northern hemisphere, we provide location-dependent detection of Aurora. But our technology does not just expand across the Earth, our technology expands even into space. We use data from the Copernicus satellite to monitor the cloud coverage above our sensors, combined with our measured magnetic data this helps us to determine in real-time if the measured auroral activity will be visible. Interested users also have access to our data, allowing them to study this beautiful phenomenon in more detail.
And all of this to make sure that you never miss Aurora Borealis.
So while there is no auroral activity, no fluctuations are measured and you can enjoy your good night’s sleep. When the Aurora builds up, the data starts slowly ramping. Add in your own threshold. Do you want to receive a notification now? Or maybe only when you can see the northern lights in their full glory? AuroraCatcher has got you covered!