Tonight, Kp 2 and meteor shower

The aurora is very faint right now from Fairbanks area and interior Alaska. The forecast is Kp 2.

The geminids meteor shower peaks tonight. More info also here. I have already seen a few tonight from North Pole, Alaska. The time of this post is 705pm. You can see by this photo I took just now, the faint green aurora and gorgeous stars.

Have a great night!
~Amy

Tonight’s forecast Kp 4.

Dec 10/11 Tonight’s forecast is Kp 4 and we may see Kp 4 two nights in a row. This means much of Alaska and most of Canada may see auroras. Clouds will affect viewing. Always start off by looking to the north if you cannot see anything overhead.

Today’s question in the facebook group: Do I have a better chance at seeing auroras from Chena Hot Springs?
Answer: No. There is an equal chance at seeing the lights from Fairbanks and Chena Hot Springs. Both have light pollution, and both are the same latitude.

What is there to do in North Pole, Alaska? Ice fishing under the aurora!!! Snow mobile tours! No worries, winter gear is provided.

Poor weather for viewing auroras lately

The forecast for the next 3 nights is Kp 2. We are also having cloudy weather in most of Alaska. If there is an opening in the clouds, and you are in the north (Fairbanks area or further north), then have a look at the sky facing north, northeast anytime before the sun brightens the sky (around 830-9am).

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For more “Aurora related” Christmas Holiday gifts, see our Holiday Gift Guide! (and thank you so much to our sponsors!) ~Amy

P.S. Don’t be confused or lost about aurora watching if you are on your dream vacation and are desperate to see the lights…Shoot me a text with your question.

G2 storm watch in effect

G2 storm watch in effect from Dec 4-5, due to the recurring coronal hole high speed stream. G2 is Kp 6.

Weather in Fairbanks is expected to clear by morning. Check the skies when you wake up!!!
Anchorage weather is rainy and cloudy, sorry!

All of Alaska, all of Canada, and the northern states, be ready for auroras sometime tonight or in the morning (while still dark), and be ready also tomorrow night. Also, northern Europe, as soon as it is dark be ready.

As of this post at 645 pm Alaska time, data is weak, and the storm has not arrived.

Fox Gardens & Gift Shop in Fox, Alaska, just a bit north of Fairbanks, is open year round. They have a vast array of aurora related gifts. Say hi to Gary!

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