Fairbanks, Alaska Aurora Webcam - Northern Lights Camera and Data Center
A must do experience while in Fairbanks
Thank you all for your amazing support and feedback on this webcam.
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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 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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Long term forecast information will be updated around 2:00 PM Alaska Time when possible
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
Live stream of the Northern Lights from Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Discuss the webcam here. Please keep comments family friendly
Ronn Murrayon 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 Jetton 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?
Ross Burtonon 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!)
Katie Mitchellon Apr 01
I just love your Aurora Cam - I check it all the time :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Linda Jetton 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 Murrayon Mar 16
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 Jetton 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
Karl Joneson Mar 01
frozen at 213 am march 1 ...... what a beautiful shot to stop on
Nikki Collinson 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 Gomeson Feb 14
oh its beautiful even tho clouds