Northern Lights 360 panoramas from Svalbard (Spitsbergen)

Two panoramas from “ice desert” – Svalbard, taken by polish scientist/panographer Witek Kaszkin during polar expedition.

Northern Lights above Polish Polar Station Hornsund, Svalbard, Norway

Northern Lights above Polish Polar Station Hornsund, Svalbard, Norway (2)

360 northern lights panorama from Iceland

Very good panorama from Iceland by Sigursteinn Baldursson link

Northern Lights at Tom Mills Photography webpage

Collection of photos, time lapse videos and 360 panoramas http://tommills.co.uk/latestnews/tag/northern-lights/.

Northern lights forecast pages (Norway, Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Yukon)

Is there such a thing as northern lights forecast?

YES!

While you hunt for aurora borealis even five minutes are history :) Northern lights can change every single second, they can flow slowly over the sky for few hours or change rapidly in seconds. Biggest, strongest waves usually take just few minutes, but when there is really big solar activity it can last longer. Remember that its all a matter of luck!

TIPS:
– check forecast/solar activity just before you go.
– always check weather forecast for your location. i recommend yr.no
– dress warm, be prepared to stay in one place for long time.

Good luck with you hunting, wish you many succesfull nights with aurora, one of the most fanstastic phenomens on earth.

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Check this page to see 28-day aurora forecast, as well as 1 hour live activity forecast.
The Geophysical Institute Auroral Forecast Page

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TV 2 Vær
visual forecast from Norwegian public TV. Sometime is not up to date! Europe only.

northern hemisphere
Northern hemidshere enlarged activity view.
NOAA POES Auroral Activity
a lot of graphs. southern and northern hemisphere.

k index
Planetary k-index

3-day Estimated Planetary Kp-index Monitor
– historical data (updated every 3-6 hours)

24 hour magnetogram Tromso
Magnetogram for last 24 hours activity in Tromsø
For other cities in Norway check Tromsø Geophysical Observatory (magnetograms available for Ny Ålesund, Longyarbyen, Hopen, Bjørnøya, Nordkapp, Sørøya, Tromsø, Andenes, Dønna, Rørvik for Lofoten, Dombås, Solund for Bergen, Karmøy for Stavanger/Oslo, Tristan Da Cunha)

Tromsø Geophysical Observatory Activity Index
historical data for last 30 days from Tromsø

Other usefull links:
Solar Cycle 24 – monitoring solar activity (automatically updated)

Solar Terrestrial Dispatch
mostly text format data.

Current Solar data NOAA data
solar activity graphs.

Gaisma.com – sunrise and sunset values for almost every place on earth

Weather.com – weather forecasts

Wunderground.com – weather forecasts

Amazing 360 panoramas of northern lights from Tromso

Have you even seen the northern lights?

You can take a look at some wonderfull 360 degree panorama pictures taken in Tromso by panorama photographer. Here are some links. Absolutely worth watching.

Northern lights over Tromso 360 panorama (there was very high solar activity this day)

Northern lights over Tromso seen from Fjellheisen (Cable Car) 360 panorama