Alaska Aurora Cam - Northern Lights Webcam in Fairbanks, Alaska - Ronn Murray Photography & Tours

Fairbanks, Alaska Aurora Webcam - Northern Lights Camera and Data Center
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The Midnight Sun Cam during the summer!
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It's official! We've moved into summer mode and will be running this summer. The interval will be 5 minutes and we won't be changing into night mode until Mid-August. Have a great summer everyone!
Alaska Aurora Cam
It is the support of all of you that has enabled us to keep this webcam going. We would like to thank those of you who have lent a hand to support this dream for so many to see the Aurora. If you would like to lend your support, please purchase an Aurora Print, support our partners, book a tour or

This webcam has been supported and made possible by folks from all around the world and by
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The eMotimo TB3 allows us to create amazing camera move timelapse shots and the eMotimo team helps keep us and this site going. Many of our Northern Lights timelapse videos were captured using the eMotimo TB3 Black which makes shooting professional timelapse easy. To see this amazing tool in action, in Ultra HD 4K click here. And check out this video to see a behind the scenes setup.

Thank you all for your amazing support and feedback on this webcam.
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 find more info and some fun behind the scenes images here. Don't forget to visit our pals at Aurora Borealis Notifications to get the latest Aurora News

This page does NOT auto-refresh so remember to click on the image to refresh often.
An updated image is available roughly every 30 seconds during winter and every 5 minutes during summer.

If you'd like to auto-refesh this page you can do so with the 3rd party website

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The Alaska Aurora Cam is a Canon 6D DSLR with a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and is mounted in a Harbortronics weatherproof housing.

As this has been a crowd funded effort, images from the webcam only are available for your use. Images may be shared and used but we do ask that you leave the watermark in tact and include a link back to Thank you to all who have supported this camera and kept it going! The image feed may not be used on any other website.

Find more about Weather in Fairbanks, AK

Northern Lights Real-Time Spaceweather Information

For a much more in depth look at real-time and long term Space weather conditions we highly recommend a visit to SOLARHAM. They are our go-to source for Aurora forcasting.
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

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 114 Issued at 2200z on 24 Apr 2015

Dates and times are UTC time which is +8 hours for Fairbanks, Alaska located in the AKST zone.

Solar Activity Forecast:

Day 1 (Apr 25) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.
Day 2 (Apr 26) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.
Day 3 (Apr 27) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.

Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Apr 25) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels.
Day 2 (Apr 26) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Unsettled levels.
Day 3 (Apr 27) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Unsettled levels.

Geophysical Activity Scale
Minor Storm
Major-Severe Storm


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Alaska Aurora Camera - Daily Images

Live stream of the Northern Lights from Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Discuss the webcam here. Please keep comments family friendly

  • Matt Freitag

    on Jun 25

    Definitely loving the daytime camera view!

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    on Jun 03

    I haven't been on your homepage of your site for a while and I am loving the new layout of photos! They're my favorites from the past year! Also I like seeing the webcam still in action over the summer! :-D Can't wait until August though!

  • Shery Meschede-Burr

    on May 28

    Beautiful any time of day or any season!

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    Michel White

    on Apr 20

    Would love to continue seeing the cam in summer!

  • Denise Fritsch

    on Apr 19

    Great segment on CBS Sunday Morning today! Brought back powerful memories from our experience north of Fairbanks on 3/16/13.

  • Colin McConnell

    on Apr 10

    Making me homesick! ;)

  • GardensButterfly

    on Apr 04

    I would love to see the sunsets. I watch this all the time and would love to see the beauty of the different seasons. Thank you Ronn!

  • Ronn Murray

    on Apr 04

    We're considering keep the webcam going into the Midnight Sun season as a way for folks to view the Midnight Sun sunsets. It won't be long until the sun is setting in view of the cam and it might be fun to allow folks a way to see the contrast of what Alaska looks like in the summer with the never ending daylight. Would you use this webcam? Have thoughts to share? Please comment.

  • Ronn Murray

    on Apr 03

    The Webcam is down and we'll try to fix it when up there for our final Musher's Cabin tour tonight.

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