Alaska Aurora Cam - Northern Lights Webcam in Fairbanks, Alaska - Ronn Murray Photography & Tours
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Alaska Aurora Cam
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This camera overlooks Murphy Dome and is housed at the remote Sirius Sled Dogs Cabin in Fairbanks, Alaska. This cabin is off the grid and powered by the solar panels and in the dark months supplemented with a generator. The camera is connected online via cellular network. Check out the local weather throughout the day. At night, keep an eye out for beautiful views of the Fairbanks night sky including the magical Northern Lights. Scroll down for real-time Aurora data and short term forcasts. Should you happen to be viewing this site while there is no aurora on the webcam, you'll find a Daily Image Gallery at the bottom of the page which includes daily images from previous nights. If the image appears black, it's because we are clouded over and can't see the sky. If it appears to be daylight at night check the moon phase as a full moon looks like daylight to a night sensitive camera. You'll also find some fun behind the scenes images here. Don't forget to visit our pals at Aurora Borealis Notifications to get alerted when "the Lights are out!"

This page does NOT auto-refresh so remember to click on the image to refresh often.
An updated image is available roughly every 60 seconds.

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The Alaska Aurora Cam is a Canon T5i DSLR with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens set to 11mm and is mounted in a Harbortronics weatherproof housing.

Ronn Murray Photography retains all copyrights to all webcam images apearing on this site. Images may be shared but may not be altered in any way and must include a link back to

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Northern Lights Real-Time Spaceweather Information
Space Weather Dials courtesy of Rice University's Department of Physics & Astronomy

Rice U IMF Angle Rice U SW Density Rice U Solar Wind Rice U SW Pressure Rice U IMF Magnitude Rice U SW Temp
Data and images courtesy of NOAA Spaceweather for informational purposes only.
The Sun at a glance
Real-time SDO and SOHO images from our star

Sunspots Sunspots SDO 211, 193, 171 Composite

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3-Day Space Weather Outlook
Long term forecast information will be updated around 2:00 PM Alaska Time when possible
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity 3-Day Forecast
SDF Number 261 Issued at 2200z on 18 Sep 2014

Dates and times are UTC time which is +8 hours for Fairbanks during DST

Solar Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Sep 19) Solar activity is likely to be Low with a chance for M-class flares.
Day 2 (Sep 20) Solar activity is likely to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.
Day 3 (Sep 21) Solar activity is likely to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.

Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Sep 19) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet levels.
Day 2 (Sep 20) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet levels.
Day 3 (Sep 21) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet levels.

Protons greater than 10 Mev have a slight chance of crossing threshold on day one (16 Sep)
and have a slight chance of crossing threshold on day two (17 Sep).

Geophysical Activity Scale
Minor Storm
Major-Severe Storm


Solar Wind Prediction


Things are looking a little slow but if the IMF Polar Angle stays south we should get some mild displays in Fairbanks over the next few days.

Alaska Aurora Camera - Daily Images

3-Day History

  • September 15th - Alaska Aurora Cam

    After a 3 day absence during what should have been some of the best Northern Lights of the season, Lady Aurora has finally come back from vacation.

How the Northern Lights are Formed

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