Current Aurora Forecast
for Canada's North
The solar wind velocity is currently low at 457 km/s. While this is certainly not the only indicator for a spectacular aurora display it doesn't help to increase our chances. However, particle density impacting the earth is very high coming in at 3 protons/cm3. These relatively high density numbers will help to improve the overall spread of the aurora we see.
There is currently a very strong southward pointing Bz value of 7 nT that is cancelling out the protective effects our Earth's magnetic field. The increased southward Bz value forces open a 'door' in our magnetosphere letting energy particles from the solar wind easily penetrate our atmosphere. This is an excellent indicator for the current availability of active aurora.
Aurora Activity Level 7/10: Aurora borealis activity is currently elevated. Weather permitting, larger northern lights displays will be visible directly overhead from areas above magnetic 65th.
Extended 3-Day Activity Forecast Description (May 24 to May 26): The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to minor storm levels on May 25 (24 May), quiet to active levels on May 26 (25 May) and quiet to unsettled levels on May 27 (26 May). Protons are expected to remain above threshold on May 25 (24 May), are likely to cross threshold on May 26 (25 May) and have a chance of crossing threshold on May 27 (26 May).