Current Aurora Forecast
for Canada's North
The solar wind is currently travelling at a respectable velocity of 616 km/s. This provides a pretty good indicator that we can expect to see lights overhead. Additionally, particle density impacting the earth is pretty steady at 2 protons/cm3. Higher density numbers can help improve the overall spread of the aurora we see.
There is currently a very strong southward pointing Bz value of 3 nT that is cancelling out the protective effects our Earth's magnetic field. The increased southward Bz value forces open a 'door' in our magnetosphere letting energy particles from the solar wind easily penetrate our atmosphere. This is an excellent indicator for the current availability of active aurora.
Aurora Activity Level 8/10: Aurora borealis activity is currently elevated to high. Weather permitting, significant northern lights displays will be visible directly overhead from areas above magnetic 65th.
Extended 3-Day Activity Forecast Description (Dec 8 to Dec 10): The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled levels on Dec 9 (08 Dec) and quiet to active levels on days two and three (09 Dec, 10 Dec).