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Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Temperature: 3.5°C
Pressure: 101.5 kPa rising
Visibility: 24.1 km
Humidity: 66 %
Dewpoint: -2.3°C
Wind: WNW 12 km/h
Air Quality Health Index: N/A
Observed at: Edmonton Int'l Airport 03:00 AM MDT Monday 30 March 2015
Courtesy of Environment Canada

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Aurora Forecast
Written by Andy Kale   
Saturday, 27 October 2007

This website provides a real-time monitor of geomagnetic activity in the Edmonton area and offers a free email alert service to let you know if there may be aurora visible tonight.  The current probability of witnessing an aurora tonight is:

Chance of Aurora tonight 15 18%

Current geomagnetic activity plots for the Edmonton region (and similar magnetic latitudes).  Yesterdays information can be seen on the left, todays on the right. (Click on the image to enlarge).

Yesterdays magnetic activity
Todays magnetic activity
 
 
St. Patrick's Day Aurora
Written by Andy Kale   
Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wowee! It's been a crazy couple of days in terms of magnetic activity and Aurora! The storm, caused by the Earth moving through a coronal mass ejection peaked with a Kp value of 8 and has been the strongest geomagnetic storm of the current solar cycle. The storm put on a dazzling show reaching down as far as Kansas! Here's are the first batch of pictures that have been shared (plus some more from recent activity!). If you've shared images with us, don't worry, there'll be more posts on this one! Thanks go to John Andersen, Theresa Tanner, Leo Kokoh, Anna Basa, Kamalesh Maram, Mike Isaak, Natalia Korzhenevska, Joern Rohde, Joseph Chen, Michael Bisaga, Zoltan Kenwell, Bruce Smith, Christian Hering, Danelle Wiebe, Drew May, Isabell Hubert, Koushik Pal, Paul Zizka, Peter Stahl, Roshan Achal, Sharif Galal, and Walter Kardel.

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Aurora!
Written by Andy Kale   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Thanks to everyone who keeps sending in images. Here are some truely magical images from recent displays!
Thanks go to Juan Pablo Gonzalez Guzman, Jeff Wallace, PJ and Claudia Potgieser, John Andersen, Stan Cholak, Paul Janovec, Dav Martinson, Koushik Pal, Leonard Bevaart, Brad Russell, Theresa Tanner, Corey M., John P Andersen, Udo Schoppe, Glenn Blackett, Denise Chambers, Roberta Bremner, Thakur Dalip Singh, William Vavrek, Rob Westhouse, Rita Collinson, Susan Wilde, Masaru Shibata, Sean Rooney, Ryan Smith and Jenna Bouma, Mike Isaak, Redawna Kalynchuk, and Mary Ann Jose.

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Summertime show!
Written by Andy Kale   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Exciting times! We're on the eve of a pretty cool CME event and to whet your appetite for a potential display, here are some simply spectacular images shared over the last couple of months! Thanks go to david Baxter, Zoltan Kenwell, Mike Isaak, Mary Ann Janzen, Patrick Monaghan, Adam Taylor, Theresa Tanner, William Lefort, Sean Trostem, Tracy Holland, Lee Nordbye, Hugo Sanchez, Christy Turner, Rob Westhouse, Marko Woite, Stan Cholak and Claudia and PJ Potgieser.

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Aurora Spectacular!
Written by Andy Kale   
Tuesday, 17 June 2014

We've been sent some spectacular pictres from the dazzling show that we were all treated to on June 8 2014! There are lots of images this time (please keep scrolling!). Spectacular images were captured by Stan Cholak, John Andersen, Paul Zizka, Joseph Chen, Marko Woite, Zoltan Kenwell, Lindsay Smith, Mary Ann Janzen, Diana Picek, William Lefort, Theresa Tanner, Brad Russell and Adeel Jawed.

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Stunning Show Apr 30. *UPDATED*
Written by Andy Kale   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Wow! We've been sent a stunning collection of photos from the latest event! A big thank you to Udo Schoeppe, Jeremy Merrick, Zoltan Kenwell, Theresa Tanner, Mary Ann Janzen, Brett Abernethy, Brian Constantine, Zachary Splaine, Mayara Magalhaes Souza, Heff Doiron, Bruce Smith, Sean Trostem, John Andersen, Leonard Bevaart, Kevin Bonk, Darcy Budinski and J Blombaard.

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