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Current Northern Lights Status
We want all 3 points in our numbered list below to be in a red font in order to assume there are good visible auroras occuring right now (in MN).
Bz & Solar Wind update every minute. Kp updates every 5 minutes, forecasts every 15 minutes. Hit Refresh for updated data.
Current Northern Lights Conditions:
- Kp: 2.00 [want 5+ in MN. See map]
- Bz: 0.7 nT [want < -3]
- Solar Wind: 406.8 km s-1 [want > 550]
- Infrared Satellite
- Current Moon Phase
Short term Kp Forecast**:
- Kp at 20:45Z is expected to be 2.67
- Kp at 21:00Z is expected to be 2.67
- Kp at 21:15Z is expected to be 2.33
- Kp at 21:30Z is expected to be 2.33
--- 4 Hour Forecast ---
- Kp at 00:30Z is expected to be 2.33
** The Wing Kp Geomag Activity Index updates every 15 minutes with a short term forecast which is useful for determining what the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) activity may be like over the next hour or so. It is also useful to anticipate a short term trend in activity from whatever it is currently at. This data is prepared by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA & Space Weather Prediction Center. However, I did take the liberty to skew the forecast numbers by initializing off the latest observation when the observation and first forecast a few minutes away don't match up. So only the forecasted trend is utilized and applied to the latest observation. This method seems more accurate.
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