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

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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 www.AlaskaAuroraCam.com 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.
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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 331 Issued at 2200z on 27 Nov 2014

Dates and times are UTC time which is +9 hours for Fairbanks, Alaska loctaed in the AKST zone.

Solar Activity Forecast:

Day 1 (Nov 28) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a chance for M-class flares.
Day 2 (Nov 29) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a chance for M-class flares.
Day 3 (Nov 30) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a chance for M-class flares.



Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Nov 28) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet levels.
Day 2 (Nov 29) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet levels.
Day 3 (Nov 30) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet levels.





Geophysical Activity Scale
Quiet
Unsettled
Active
Minor Storm
Major-Severe Storm


Source: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/forecast.html

Solar Wind Prediction
Updated: 11/26/14
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Personal Note: Tonight (11/26) is looking fairly good for moderate to active Auroras and but looks to slow down a bit until around the 1st. Still mild to moderate shows should occur intermittently over the coming days.

Alaska Aurora Camera - Daily Images

Live Northern Lights at Sirius Sled Dogs (Recorded from a live broadcast Friday Night, Nov 21st )

3-Day History


Discuss the webcam here. Please keep things civil, respectful and family friendly

  • Shery Meschede

    on Nov 27

    Happu Thanksgiving!

  • Alethea Espino

    on Nov 25

    Thanks for the explanation, yet again, Ronn. I would totally like/upvote/5 star your comment if I could.

  • Ronn Murray

    on Nov 25

    Sorry for the view. We are finally getting much needed snow and though it makes the camera "cloudy" we are glad to have it. We'll clear it off once it stops and will be useful to do so.

  • Alethea Espino

    on Nov 24

    Go away, clouds. :(

  • Ronn Murray

    on Nov 23

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback folks!

    Tonight, we are going to focus on the task at hand to ensure that Ashley and her family have an amazing experience and great documentation so we won't be live streaming. Find out more about that on the Facebook page.

    Thank you Linda and it was our pleasure to hang out with Ben, I assure you. In regards to updates about the live stream events in the futures, the best place to keep up with announcements is on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/RonnMurrayPhoto

    Denae,
    It was awesome having you out with us. Hope you get to come back up sometime but very glad to "bring you home" while you can't be here.

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    Denae A. Freed

    on Nov 23

    I only got a chance to see last night's recorded live broadcast in part, but that was AMAZING! I watched one-third with my family and it was so much fun to share with them what the Aurora Borealis is like in real life! Thank you for teaching me so much about the aurora in March when I was on the Musher's Cabin Tour at Sirius Sled Dogs. Loved meeting all the dogs, and seeing in person the beautiful hillside where the faithful webcams have lived! I am not an aurora addict and will never be the same again!! Getting to watch the Live Broadcast at SSD from last night felt like coming home. :)

  • Linda Langve

    on Nov 22

    Forgot to ask if you will keep up all informed of any future live streams.

  • Linda Langve

    on Nov 22

    Beautiful displays both nights! I caught the first one live (I was up really late) and I watched the second one in the recorded form. I am in southern Wisconsin and we don't see the lights much down here. If they are out at all the light pollution destroys any chance I have of seeing them so I appreciate viewing your feeds. I really appreciate your people working with the young boy who was gradually losing his vision. He will have a memory to store in his brain that will last longer than his vision will. God bless.

  • Karole Price

    on Nov 22

    I lived in Fairbanks last summer and became totally fascinated with the Aurora. I got to see some before I left in Sept. I watch your AuroraCam every day. I am back in Utah and with the 2 hr. time difference it is too late to watch the live feed. So I appreciate you posting it for us to watch. It is beautiful.

  • Karen Clautice

    on Nov 22

    You're doing a fantastic job with this website! Just love it, of course have sent the link to everyone. Really appreciate your enthusiastic dedication and willingness to share!

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