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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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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Alaska Camera are the folks who gear us up and they have everything you need to photograph the Northern Lights for purchase or for rental.
Tell 'em you found them on the Alaska Aurora Webcam site.

The eMotimo TB3 allows us to create amazing camera move timelapse shots and helps keep 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.

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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.

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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 89 Issued at 2200z on 30 Mar 2015

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

Solar Activity Forecast:

Day 1 (Mar 31) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M -class flares.
Day 2 (Apr 01) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a chance for M -class flare.
Day 3 (Apr 02) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a chance for M -class flares.

Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Mar 31) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels.
Day 2 (Apr 01) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels.
Day 3 (Apr 02) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels.

Geophysical Activity Scale
Minor Storm
Major-Severe Storm


Solar Wind Predictionimage

Personal Note: (Updated: 03/29/15) The forecast is calling for possible minor storm level activity so keep your eyes peeled. We're watching the waning data and optimistically hoping it bounces back.

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

  • Ronn Murray

    on Mar 28

    Quite Possibly! If the Bz or IMF Polar Angle stays south there will be.

  • Wanda Lorenz Buderus

    on Mar 28

    will there be a big show tonight?

  • GardensButterfly

    on Mar 23

    First of all...CONGRATS to you and your boyfriend, Sean! May you have many, many years of happiness!

    Thank you, Ronn, for taking the time to show us the beauty of your life! I am in Oklahoma so it is rare, if not unheard of to see such beautiful auroras here. I love seeing them each night and witnessing a part of the universe! Thank you so very much!

  • Ronn Murray

    on Mar 23

    Thank you all for the kind words and for sharing with us how this site and the webcam and live stream have played a part of your lives.

    Sean, what an amazing story and we're so glad we were able to somehow play a role in that amazing moment and help you pull it off. We'd love to make an engagement photo under the Aurora for the two of you if you are still in town. Let us know! :-)

    We're blessed to be able to share this stuff and blessed that so many of you have helped contribute to make this happen and keep this webcam going! Thank you! All of you!

  • Michel White

    on Mar 23

    Thanks for streaming the aurora! Been watching your site for a long time, and this is the only way to really understand what the aurora is like.

  • Sissy Zirpolo

    on Mar 23

    Love the live video! I just recently found your site. Amazing pictures! Thanks so much!

  • Peggy Taylor

    on Mar 23

    Just loved it. So wonderful to see the movement. Please continue, whenever you can. The work you both put is is very much appreciated. Alaska is a long way away for me (40 hours at least travelling time) so unbelievable to be able to see the Aurora live, The commentary and audience excitement add to it.

  • Sean Bradley

    on Mar 23

    proposed i mean

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    Sean Bradley

    on Mar 23

    had an amazing night watching the aurora with my boyfriend, thanks to this website we were able to find the perfect time to go out and catch the perfect show. Then I purposed and he said YES! thanks for helping me make the most memorable night of my life just a little more memorable!

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    Rphuga89 Batson

    on Mar 23

    Loving the live feed here in Georgia. Thank you for this incredible gift that you share each night with us. Please, keep it up !!

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