See the best Aurora borealis

Aurora Alert informs you immediately via PWA, App and SMS

Aurora Alert Realtime alerts when auroras are visible in Rovaniemi, Luosto, Pyhä and Ranua regions in Finland. This is the only aurora service which uses own sensors, making the service accuracy, informative and reliable. From this webpage you can read the latest aurora- and weather forecasts for coming night.

In case of alert, you will get alert via App, PWA and SMS.
Normally, auroras are visible from 15 to 60 minutes, when circumstances are favorable. When circumstances are in borderline, auroras may be visible only few minutes. The service gives you opportunity to see auroras although they are visible only short time. During same evening and night, auroras intensity can change from weak to strong which lights up the whole sky. The alert messages contains aurora intensity information, offering you the chance to see the best auroras.

Making reliable prediction when you can see auroras is very difficult. Solar wind which cause auroras, can travel from the sun to Earth in day or two (speed of solar wind can vary from 300 – 1000 km/s). This means that all predictions contain inaccuracy several hours, sometimes even 10 to 20 hours. Furthermore cloud situation affect to possibility to see auroras. Aurora Alert Realtime service sends alert, indicates direction and tells the intensity of auroras when they are visible. 

Rovaniemi, Pyhä-, Luosto- and Ranua areas: PWA, App (free of charge). SMS available (from Onlineshop below)

What is PWA

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are web applications that are reliable and fast first load, no Play- or App Store needed. 

Arctic Tree House Hotel, World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 Winner and Santa’s Hotels’ glass igloos in Arctic Circle use Aurora Alert Realtime.

Arctic Light Hotel, Best Hotel in Finland 2017 Santa Claus Holiday Village, Trip Advisor Travellers’ choice 2017 recommends Aurora Alert Realtime. Catai, big spanish tour operator recommends and uses Aurora Alert Realtime for clients in Rovaniemi.

See Per Byhring’s excellent video how auroras are formed.

Read Dr. Steve Marple’s, Lancaster University, Aurora Watch UK blog.“Why Kp index is poor indicator for auroral alerts”

Season 2021 has started

The beginning of the season has seen great Northern Lights, see videos below. Often in the autumn there are good opportunities to see the Northern Lights. Even if the forecast is “bad”, the northern lights may surprise because the forecasts are forecasts. Let’s hope you will enjoy the excellent Northern Lights this season.

This is how it works

how it works

Order the service

You can buy the service from onlineshop

Get Aurora Alert

When auroras are visible, You will get Aurora Alert via SMS and email

Go and see Aurora Borealis

Go out and see nature’s own marvelous light show. The map shows the best places to see auroras in Rovaniemi.

Do you want SMS service - Choose your plan

1-Day package

1 day

6,95 €

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2-Day package

2 days

11,95 €

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3-Day Package

3 days

14,95 €

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Latest alerts

Rovaniemi

  • 28 September 2021
    at 21:29

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  • 8 September 2021
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Luosto

  • 28 September 2021
    at 21:30

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Pyhä

  • 28 September 2021
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  • 4 September 2021
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Ranua

  • 28 September 2021
    at 21:29

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    at 21:23

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  • 22 September 2021
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  • 22 September 2021
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  • 18 September 2021
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  • 10 September 2021
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  • 9 September 2021
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    Intensity 1

  • 9 April 2021
    at 03:24

    Intensity 5

  • 9 April 2021
    at 03:21

    Intensity 4

INTENSITY: 1

Weak auroras but
visible to naked eye.

Aurora Borealis intensity levels

INTENSITY: 5

Very bright auroras.
Light up the sky strongly.

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