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

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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 contribute, please purchase an Aurora Print, support our partners, book a tour or

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This camera faces north to overlook 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

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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 personal 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
They are our go-to source for Aurora forcasting.

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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 104 Issued at 2200z on 13 Apr, 2016

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

Solar Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Apr 14) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M - class flare.
Day 2 (Apr 15) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M - class flare.
Day 3 (Apr 16) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M - class flare.
Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Apr 14) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Unsettled to Minor Storm levels.
Day 2 (Apr 15) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels.
Day 3 (Apr 16) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Unsettled levels.

Geophysical Activity Scale
Quiet - Faintly visible in high lattitudes
Unsettled -Moderately visible in high lattitude and faintly visible in upper Mid-lattitudes
Active - Highly visible in high lattitude and moderately visible in Mid-lattitudes
Minor Storm - Highly Visible in mid-lattitudes and possibly faintly visible at southern lattitudes
Major-Severe Storm - Possibly visible into even southern lattitudes


Solar Wind Predictionimage

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 Apr 13

    Unfortunately Linda we cannot. We tried yesterday but the camera seems to have kicked the bucket. We have a backup but won't have it it installed and in place before the daylight takes over and thus decided to shut it down until next season. Sorry, we want it running as badly as you do.

  • Linda Jett

    on Apr 13

    Noooooooooo:( Say it aint so Ronn........Closeing down for the season just ahead by 1 day of one of the strongest storms of the year.......KP 6 predicted over the next day or 2.....I understand that you need a break and that the cam seems to have stalled out 2 nights ago.....But KP 6??.......... Can you not reactivate it just through the week end?

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    Ross Burton

    on Apr 04

    My grand-daughter (and daughter and son-in-law) live in Fairbanks so it is a great treat for us down in the lower 48 to see the Northern Lights when we visit! When we are home, I look at your camera almost every night! Thanks for keeping it going! (It looks like tonight is going to be a great night!)

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    Katie Mitchell

    on Apr 01

    I just love your Aurora Cam - I check it all the time :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  • Linda Jett

    on Mar 17

    I totally understand Ronn:) I sure hope Marketa will forgive me for mispelling her name in my last post...Hanging head in embarrassment:) Cannot wait to see more photos and/or videos of the latest trek.

  • Ronn Murray

    on Mar 16

    Hi Linda,

    Marketa and I have indeed been on distant chases for the last several nights but the issue has been that it's been snowing for 2 solid days and there really wasn't a reason to clean the camera when the snow covered it within 5 minutes of cleaning it. ;-)

  • Linda Jett

    on Mar 16

    Looks like cam is frozen over or at least face is all gummed up with moisture. I think since it's been this way for a couple of days now, that Ronn and Marcetta (spelling?) are out with tourists getting some really great views of Lady A:) 3-16-2016

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    Karl Jones

    on Mar 01

    frozen at 213 am march 1 ...... what a beautiful shot to stop on

  • Nikki Collins

    on Feb 15

    There are times when its faint and the naked eye only sees what looks like a possible cloud, but there are many other time when you see exactly what the camera see's. I have stopped taking pictures many times and just stared in awe at all the colors and the twisting, swirling spiing lights and its so amazing!

  • Julie Gomes

    on Feb 14

    oh its beautiful even tho clouds

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