Free Aurora Alerts

Free email alerts for New Zealand aurora conditions.

Aurora levels are currently low.
Update October 2018: The Space Weather Prediction Centre has removed the data stream that this site was relying on for short term data.
The three day extended predictions are still available and daily emails are working for those.
I have managed to restore some short term data displayed which is displayed below (Short-term forecast), however email alerts no longer working for the short term forecast.

Short term alerts will not be fixed at this site. However, I'm working on a better way to give stargazing and aurora alerts that will include short term aurora forecast data again. The new site will also take into account moon phases, sun and moon positions, and cloud cover for your location. Visit outsidelookingup.com for more info.

Current Kp:

1.3

Highest forecast Kp in the next hour:

1.3

Highest observed Kp in the past 24 hours:

2

Highest forecast Kp in the next three days:

2

Welcome to freeauroraalerts.com!

This site is designed to give a quick and easy way to check possible aurora activity in your area. Although the information on the site is geared towards New Zealand, it would also be useful in South America or southern parts of Australia. Times given on the site are NZ local time.

To see aurora you need a clear night with no clouds or bright moonlight, in a location away from city light pollution. To find out more about viewing the aurora, read the help page.

You can also sign up for free email alerts. These can include daily forecasts for the next three days aurora activity, as well as real-time alerts when Kp levels go above your preset level. To get started with alerts, visit the alerts page.

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Short-term forecast

Data received 01:55am December 16, 2019 (NZ local time)
This is the most accurate forecast available, based on current satellite data. The available time-span of this data changes, depending on current solar wind speeds.
This information is automatically updated every minute.

1:54am - 2:42am
Kp 1.30

3 Day aurora forecast

Data issued 01:30am December 16, 2019.
This information is updated every 12 hours.

The greatest observed Kp over the past 24 hours was 2.
The greatest expected Kp over the next three days is 2.

The following forecast times are in NZ local time:

15 Dec 2019
1pm to 4pm
Kp 2
4pm to 7pm
Kp 2
7pm to 10pm
Kp 1
10pm to 1am
Kp 1

16 Dec 2019
1am to 4am
Kp 1
4am to 7am
Kp 1
7am to 10am
Kp 1
10am to 1pm
Kp 2
1pm to 4pm
Kp 2
4pm to 7pm
Kp 1
7pm to 10pm
Kp 1
10pm to 1am
Kp 1

17 Dec 2019
1am to 4am
Kp 1
4am to 7am
Kp 1
7am to 10am
Kp 2
10am to 1pm
Kp 2
1pm to 4pm
Kp 2
4pm to 7pm
Kp 1
7pm to 10pm
Kp 1
10pm to 1am
Kp 1

18 Dec 2019
1am to 4am
Kp 1
4am to 7am
Kp 1
7am to 10am
Kp 2
10am to 1pm
Kp 2