AuroraCast - Aurora & Northern

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3.9
212 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

AuroraCast is the most fully featured aurora forecast, northern lights, and southern lights app available for mobile devices. AuroraCast is an accurate and powerful aurora borealis forecast app, but there's many more features found inside that you won't find in any other aurora forecast app! Some features include KP + Magnetic field info, Light Pollution Map, Cloud Cover Map, Northern Lights Webcams, Weather Forecast, Aurora Alerts, Live Aurora Map, Sun & Moon Information, Widgets, and more! Scroll down to see a detailed summary of the most important features in AuroraCast:

Live KP & Magnetic Field Info
Only the best information and data for the hardcore aurora borealis hunter. Get a fast-loading and accurate KP value indicator to know when the aurora borealis will be active. AuroraCast also has live magnetic field info such as Bz, Density, and Speed!

Aurora Forecast
Unleash the power of easy to read graphs to see a forecast of realistic and potential KP values over the next few hours. Always know when the best days and times will be to see the Northern Lights & Southern Lights. Leverage the power of 3-day and 27-day KP forecasts.

Advisories and alerts from the Space Weather Prediction Center
See the most recent advisories and alerts from the space weather prediction center about solar flares, geomagnetic activity, radio emissions, and more!

Light Pollution Map*
The integrated Light Pollution Map helps you find the darkest places near you for the best viewing of the aurora borealis, and the night sky. Our light pollution map has global coverage and is the most detailed and accurate light pollution map available.

Live Northern Lights Webcams
Watch live northern lights webcams from around the world, in one quick and convenient location.

Live Aurora Map
See where the best viewing of the aurora borealis currently is on our live aurora map. Our aurora map supports both Northern Lights and Southern Lights!

Widgets*
Prefer using widgets to get quick information? In AuroraCast, we have 3 types of widgets that show live aurora information, magnetic field information, darkness countdown timer, cloud coverage, and outdoor temperature! With a quick glance to your android home screen, you will know if it's a good time to go outside and see the aurora borealis!

Cloud Cover Map*
Before you even step outside, you will know if the aurora will even be visible at all and not obscured by heavy cloud coverage.

Weather
Cloud coverage, temperature, precipitation, humidity, fog, and more!

Alerts and Push Notifications*
Configure the app to send you alerts for when the aurora is visible at your location, and/or when global geomagnetic activity is high! Never miss the aurora again!

Sun & Moon Info
Get Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset times; as well as the Moon's phase!

SOHO Sun Images
See live images of the Sun in different spectrums and wavelengths from NASA's SOHO.

In-App Help & Support
Get help, when you need it.

And a lot more!

*Some features above are not available in the free version and may require an additional in-app purchase to AuroraCast Pro. AuroraCast Pro is a one time purchase of $5.99 USD and helps us to keep this great app running. The northern lights are beautiful and fantastic to witness.

APIs Used:
Dark Sky
Auroraslive.IO
Space Weather Prediction Center
Updated on
Dec 6, 2019

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3.9
212 reviews
Richard Thomson
September 24, 2022
Great aurora forecast app with live feeds too. The cloud cover and light pollution maps are brilliant too. I just hope they keep developing it and not give up on it like the last app they did. I paid for for the last one as I have for this one and would like a bit more longevity out of it.
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Chris Cosentino
September 29, 2022
The information is always out of date and the live map never worked once. I paid for the app because I like the layout of the information, but quickly realized it's not worth it. 2 stars for layout only.
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glen moore
February 20, 2021
I didn't have a good experience with this app. Had it not been for my coworker I would have missed seeing the northern lights again. They were dancing in green and red viewable by camera and in greens seen with the naked eye right above my hotel room and not once did this app alert me. Thankfully my coworker took me up on my request to contact me no matter the time so I could see them. This app definitely didn't work for me but maybe it will for you.
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What's new

* New notifications from SWPC added.
* Improved UI and fixed some UI issues.
* New server and data points for faster information loading.
* Weather information is now more reliable.
* Removed old graphs that were no longer working and added new graphs.
* Added new images and graphics.
* Improved notification system.
* Improved widgets.
* Some other small fixes, changes, and improvements.