Good chance of auroras tonight in Alaska Kp 4

August 17/18 Good chance of auroras tonight in all of Alaska. The Kp level is 4. Auroras are being seen sporadically in northern and middle Canada. Expect auroras to last all night long til the sun rises, but they may come and go, depending on the data. The “best” time is typically after midnight, but auroras may be seen any time it is dark.

Auroras went crazy last night over Alaska, but the cloud cover in many areas blocked our view!
Catch it on cam if you cannot get out tonight ABN Aurora Cam North Pole, Alaska. Let’s hope the clouds clear!


Welcome to the aurora season! We are reporting to you today from North Pole, Alaska, USA. This is a fine place to catch the aurora in action many times a week from now til April. Come and visit us!

Please let us know if we can help you see the lights! We personally know many businesses that can help make your aurora dream come true, from photographers, to photo guides, to tour guides. Ice fishing, snow mobiling, and places to stay or drive to. Please see the website for more info.

Kp 6 predicted estimate Sunday morning to Monday morning

Heads up if you live in the northern states or Canada where it gets dark at night. NOAA Space Weather is predicting G2 storm conditions on the arrival of the coronal mass ejection sometime Sunday morning. Kp 6 predicted. We will likely see auroras Sunday night. If you live in the middle states, you have a small chance. Just be ready to view!

Alaska will only see auroras where it gets dark at night. If you are on a cruise ship, or down in southeast Alaska, you do have a chance at seeing the lights! Be awake and ready late at night. Watch on facebook for live reporting to see if the lights can be seen in your area. We are also on Twitter @AuroraNotify.


  • Get away from light pollution. If you cannot see a multitude of stars, you have too much light pollution.
  • Get away from dust. Dusty industrial areas such as open fields and farms may put dust into the air, making your photos look blurry.
  • Face north. If you cannot see the aurora straight up into the sky, look north. Look as low as the horizon.
  • Have a clear view of the northern horizon.
  • Adjust your eyes. If you are playing on your phone and look up to see the lights, you have to let your eyes adjust to the dark sky.

CME arrival times here.

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