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

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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

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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
They are our go-to source for Aurora forcasting.

Want to learn how to use all this stuff? Click here.
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 333 Issued at 2200z on 30 Nov 2015

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

Solar Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Dec 01) Solar activity is expected to be very Low with a chance for a C-class flares.
Day 2 (Dec 02) Solar activity is expected to be very Low with a chance for a C-class flares.
Day 3 (Dec 03) Solar activity is expected to be very Low with a chance for a C-class flares.
Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Dec 01) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quite to Minor Storm levels.
Day 2 (Dec 02) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quite to Unsettled levels.
Day 3 (Dec 03) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quite 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

  • Shery Meschede-Burr

    on Nov 30

    an explosion of color! Made my night! Thank you for the Cam!

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    Julie Gomes

    on Nov 29

    it could see it its not full but its there

  • Rebecca L Weatherford

    on Nov 18

    so happy to see cam back on .... thanks for allyour hard work ....

  • Karl Jones

    on Nov 14

    happy to see the cam back !

  • Ronn Murray

    on Nov 12

    Looks like we're facing a hard drive connection issue. We'll get up there on Saturday to have a look if we're not able to resolve it remotely.

  • Karl Jones

    on Nov 12

    love the cam ..... seems to be paused since 3 am ....

  • Rebecca L Weatherford

    on Nov 12

    camera sure seems to have lots of hiccups huh??? hope it is just the many different temp ranges and nothing serious

  • Angela Wilson

    on Oct 24

    Love this webcam. I live in Yorkshire , England and it's very rare the lights gets south enough for us to see. This more than makes up for it. Thank you x

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    Nikki Norris

    on Oct 08

    I LOVE THIS WEBCAM!!!! I check it all the time! Hate I hate I am moving and going to miss the lights this winter! But glad I will have this webcam to be able to see them! :)

  • Karl Jones

    on Sep 25

    I'm sure you know the camera feed has paused. Missed my daily fix.

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