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The plot labelled as "Now" shows the present situation. The green zone (if any) indicates the auroral oval estimated by magnetometer recordings. Other plots show forecasts for which green indicates a high probability of auroras and light green refers to a smaller probability. In case of low activity, we use an empirical oval drawn with a grey colour. Cloudiness maps are based on FMI weather forecasts.

24.11.2017 18:31:46 UTC, rise and set times in local time
station STA max_dB activity sunrise sunset moonrise moonset
Tromsø TRO 0.13 0 10:35 12:26 14:04 18:37
Kevo KEV 0.09 0 11:07 12:49 14:34 19:00
Muonio MUO 0.06 0 10:24 14:00 14:18 19:45
Oulujärvi OUJ 0.03 0 09:13 14:42 13:22 20:08
Hankasalmi HAN 0.02 0 08:52 15:08 13:06 20:29
Dombås DOB 0.02 0 09:00 15:19 13:16 20:44
Nurmijärvi NUR 0.02 0 08:45 15:30 13:02 20:49
Karmøya KAR 0.02 0 08:53 15:57 13:13 21:18

Previous new Moon: 18.11.2017 - Next full Moon: 03.12.2017

The table shows the maximum 1-min time derivative (dB/dt) of the magnetic field (north or east component) at a few magnetometer stations during the latest hour. The unit is nT/s. The activity codes are defined as follows:
0: auroras unlikely seen at the station (black dot on the first map)
1: auroras likely (red dot)
2: data missing (white dot)
They are empirically determined based on the maximum dB/dt. Sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset are given at an accuracy of about 1 minute. If the Sun is shining then the auroral oval just indicates the region where increased geomagnetic activity is probable.

This page is automatically created. There is only a simple automatic quality check of magnetometer data, and we cannot guarantee an error-free service.