Northern lights and Aurora Borealis Links
The Northern Lights are an incredible thing to see and photograph. But like fishing, this is a fish you have to study a bit if you want to get the best results. The following links will maybe help you find your way.
Being in the right place is the essential part to observing auroras. Iceland is in the right place for Northern Lights, so what next? Aurora Borealis often visits Iceland, but huge rain clouds often visit also. So we have to have a good prediction for the weather for starters. Pointless looking at the Aurora forecast if you are under thick clouds. If you are a travel photographer from Australia, those huge rain systems really suck. There is nothing I can do to help you there. But if you come and have beautiful clear skies at night, then check out the Aurora Info Links below.
Aurora info links
This is the Leirvogur Magnetic Observatory, Iceland. The charts indicate real-time aurora activity. A flat line is not good, but the slightest movement can be worth checking out. This is no good for planning a future trip, but is very useful if you are in Iceland and you don’t want to stand out in the cold looking at nothing.
This EU site has it all. Nicely presented real time and forecasts. Great graphics, and you can subscribe for Aurora alerts.
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