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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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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The Alaska Aurora Cam is a Canon 6D DSLR with a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 and is mounted in a Harbortronics weatherproof housing.

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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 353 Issued at 2200z on 19 Dec 2014

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

Solar Activity Forecast:

Day 1 (Dec 20) Solar activity is expected to be Moderate with a chance for X-class flares.
Day 2 (Dec 21) Solar activity is expected to be Moderate with a chance for X-class flares.
Day 3 (Dec 22) Solar activity is expected to be Moderate with a chance for X-class flares.

Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Dec 20) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Minor Storm levels.
Day 2 (Dec 21) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Major Storm levels.
Day 3 (Dec 22) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Minor Storm levels.

Protons have a slight chance of crossing threshold on all three days.

Geophysical Activity Scale
Minor Storm
Major-Severe Storm


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Personal Note: (Updated: 12/19/14) Things are looking up for the next few nights here in Fairbanks. The skies are expected to clear and the CME from region 2242, while mostly headed south, will have a small glancing effect on Earth and is expected to arrive sometime today or tonight. This was followed by another flare yesterday from region 2241 which also had an larger and more Earth-directed CME. We should see that impact around the night of the 20th. With regions 2241 and 2242 both having some nice magnetic complexity and in a geoeffective position, there is lots of potential over the coming nights. Tune back in for updates...

Alaska Aurora Camera - Daily Images

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

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