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Incoming Solar Storm :: November 6th-8th

The light from the Imagine Peace Tower pours into a whirling pool of aurora during the last big solar storm, October 26th

Aurora Forecast is goooood…

Hi all! Tonight, Monday night, aurora activity is likley to pick up, and increase for the next few days, reaching a maximum of 5/9 on the Kp index tomorrow. Clouds are likely to block the view tonight, but as the aurora activity picks up, it might clear up!  

So, we are in for a treat. Earth will be travelling through a so called “solar sector boundary crossing” that is likely to induce a solar storm. As all decent aurora hunters know, we should jump of ourseats and get ready for a hunt when we here the word solar storm! But remember, you need clear skies for the aurora. 

…with clear skies too! 

Well, not all over the country, but tomorrow night (Tuseday Nov, 7th) the Icelandic Met Office predicts clear skies over all of the South-Coast, North-East, West-Coast and all of the Highlands. What a treat! The only part that is likely to be covered in clouds is the North-West part. So why don’t you head over to the tours page and book yourself a great aurora adventure, either by bus  (ISK 6.400 pr. person) or by boat from Reykjavik Harbour (ISK 10.990). By booking your tour on my site you support the forecasting service since I get a small commission from each booking. 

UPDATE for November 7th:

Unfortuneatly a bank of clouds seems to be heading to the West coast early tonight and is likely to block the visibility on the West coast, around Reykjavik, and all the way East of Hvolsvöllur. So be aware of that and check with the tour operators before booking it they are operating the tours tonight. 

Wednesday is a mystery…

From the Hvalfjörður area during a solar storm October 26th, 2017.

It’s still a bit early to predict the cloud cover for Wednesday night, but the aurora activity will remain high. With the information we have now it is likely that we will have more areas covered in clouds than on Tuesday night. More about that later, both here on the site, and also on my Facebook page. Make sure you follow me there. 

Update for November 8th: 

The aurora activity remains high tonight and according to the Icelandic Met office the sky is supposed to clear up in the South and parts of the West, but will remain covered in the North and the North-East. So if you are somewhere around the capital area, Vík, Hvolsvöllur or thereabout, you should be alert for aurora activity. 

Happy aurora hunt! 

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