Because I shoot a lot of Aurora’s I have created an Aurora Forecast Service.
This service gathers all available data from the ACE spacecraft, the GOES’s Satellites, as well as local NOAA estimates and presents it to users to assist them by giving them a short Aurora forecast. Normally the next hour.
The service is compatible with full screen mode on iOS and android devices, all you need to do is add it to your home screen for future use, and it will remove the pesky Safari URL bar and footer. 🙂
The service also allows you to report sightings of an aurora, which will be visible in real-time to other users of the service.
As well as real-time forecasting you can also view archived dates, include archived reports of aurora’s
I have created a brief 18 minute video that explains the basics and how to get the most out of it, it can be viewed below. It does not evolve a lot of science or go into complex explanations as to why certain events are likely to cause Aurora’s. But it does explain the basic indicators to look for.