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.
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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.
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.
Long term forecast information will be updated around 2:00 PM Alaska Time when possible
SDF Number 114 Issued at 2200z on 24 Apr 2015
Dates and times are UTC time which is +8 hours for Fairbanks, Alaska located in the AKST zone.
Solar Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Apr 25) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.
Day 2 (Apr 26) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.
Day 3 (Apr 27) Solar activity is expected to be Low with a slight chance for an M-class flare.
Geophysical Activity Forecast:
Day 1 (Apr 25) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels.
Day 2 (Apr 26) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Unsettled levels.
Day 3 (Apr 27) The geomagnetic field is expected to be at Quiet to Unsettled levels.
Geophysical Activity Scale
Live stream of the Northern Lights from Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Discuss the webcam here. Please keep comments family friendly
Michel Whiteon Apr 20
Would love to continue seeing the cam in summer!
Denise Fritschon Apr 19
Great segment on CBS Sunday Morning today! Brought back powerful memories from our experience north of Fairbanks on 3/16/13.
Colin McConnellon Apr 10
Making me homesick! ;)
GardensButterflyon Apr 04
I would love to see the sunsets. I watch this all the time and would love to see the beauty of the different seasons. Thank you Ronn!
Ronn Murrayon Apr 04
We're considering keep the webcam going into the Midnight Sun season as a way for folks to view the Midnight Sun sunsets. It won't be long until the sun is setting in view of the cam and it might be fun to allow folks a way to see the contrast of what Alaska looks like in the summer with the never ending daylight. Would you use this webcam? Have thoughts to share? Please comment.
Ronn Murrayon Apr 03
The Webcam is down and we'll try to fix it when up there for our final Musher's Cabin tour tonight.
Rebecca L Weatherfordon Apr 03
has the cam been turned off for the season?
Ronn Murrayon Mar 28
Quite Possibly! If the Bz or IMF Polar Angle stays south there will be.
Wanda Lorenz Buderuson Mar 28
will there be a big show tonight?
GardensButterflyon Mar 23
First of all...CONGRATS to you and your boyfriend, Sean! May you have many, many years of happiness!
Thank you, Ronn, for taking the time to show us the beauty of your life! I am in Oklahoma so it is rare, if not unheard of to see such beautiful auroras here. I love seeing them each night and witnessing a part of the universe! Thank you so very much!