The once – in – a – lifetime Aurora Borealis dancing across the night sky you can ever imagine? To arouse your curiosity regarding this fantastic natural phenomenon I ‘ve prepared the post providing my latest overview of Aurora Forecast apps 2019 available in the Google Store which can turn out to be absolutely handy for persistent aurora watchers and chasers around the world who are head over heels in love with these shimmering lights across the night sky. It is worth noting that many aurora – related apps fight over the title of the most reliable and well performance one but after a meticulous selection, the choice needs to come down to presumably the best two: MyAuroraForecast and The Aurora Forecast 3D. I devoted a couple of days to make in-depth research in specifications and customer feedback to shed light on the most readable and robust products. The post will give a few comments on www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/ either. Let’s dive in guys!
Let’s get started with MyAuroraForesact – the app (currently only available for iOS) designed for the needs of either tourist and serious aurora watchers. Specifically, It tells how likely you are to see the aurora borealis on the night sky. If you’re more into the details about the solar winds and high-resolution sun imagery, the app will do you big favor either. My Aurora Forecast lets me track plenty of options, for example
such as finding the current KP index and providing the percentage to illustrate your chances of seeing the Northen Lights in your current location. Not to mention that you can easily view a list of the best locations to keep track of the Northen lights pinned on the Google maps. My experience shows that a favorite aurora location displayed on the app seems to be the northernmost part of Norway, Finland, Canada and Fairbanks in Alaska. As auroral activity also correlates with the activity of the sun app designers aurora forest also come up with a chance to check how strong the aurora is around the world, based on the SWPC. What really appeals to me is sort of free push notifications popping up on my smartphone when auroral activity is expected to be high. What is a great convenience for a user is the fact that the app offers up forecasts for the next hour, several hours and several weeks so you can plan your Northern Lights viewing long in advance.
The next app which is well-worth discussing is Aurora Forecast 3D – a tool to track down where the aurora is located in the sky from any location on the planet. It renders Earth in 3D with rotation and scaling at your fingertips. Obviously, you can select locations and make your own ground – station list. The short term forecasts are up to +6 hours, while long term forecasts are up to 3 days ahead in time. You can keep yourself updated with the forecast when the app is active and connected to the internet. What I really value about the app is the fact that it helps you to keep track of city light texture maps as well.
Although here comes to the moment of truth!. When it comes to customer feedback and reviews regarding MyAuroraForecast, for instance, I often stumble upon the comments which are not pesky but obviously shows that one particular feature should more polished to the finniest details. I mean showing the explicit location for auroral occurrence and radius. Although I’m really hopeful that the feature will be added and chances are you might find it in the newer version of the app. Meanwhile, customers say :
It would be awesome if they could add a section where people could post sightings/locations near you, I am imagining that in the app you could set it to show sightings within a certain radius of your location, this would be really helpful for nights in place like Minnesota(northern US) where it is not too often that we can see the AB, and so we can be sure that there are sightings tonight that would make some of the less risk takers among us to be assured that we could see them on that night.
Another review sheds more lights on a craving for an option enabling setting multiple places for alerts. As for Aurora 3D is not flawless obviously. Customers complain about lower performance at times but the great abundance of options make up for everything! As for http://www.aurora-service.eu/ it is Aurora Service which was set up by one computer programmer from Finland to help Northern Lights forecasting and viewing. The site has kept growing and now it is a great resource for Aurora chasers all over the globe. That’s it when it comes to this post folks. Do not forget to subscribe to the posts. Cya!