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Sunday 24th :: It’s all about location

Nice aurora display in Borgarfjörður, September 16th.

Good activity tonight

Hi, aurora hunters. It has been a while since I posted here, but I have been on my own aurora hunts and not been properly on line, busy at my dayjob and having some great fun with my family. The picture here to the right is from last weekend’s adventure. Spent two days in a small hut outside Borgarnes, biking in the highlands north of there and then enjoyed the great displays of aurora in the evening. 

Tonight, Sunday 24th, Aurora activity is predicted at 4 / 9 on the Kp-index. That means that we can expect a good display of the aurora. That is probably as close to me being able to promise that the aurora will be out tonight. But I have to remind you that there is no such thing as a 100% guarantee that the lights will be out. 

Where is the best place to see them? 

Tonight the best part of Iceland seems to be in the North where the sky will be clear. The whole area from Hrútafjörður over to Egilsstaðir looks very promising. Places like Blönduós, Skagaströnd, Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Húsavík, Mývatn, Vopnafjörður etc. all look good for tonight’s adventure. 

Cloud cover forecast from the Icelandic Met Office, www.vedur.is

In other areas I looks like the clouds will be moving around. For those located in the southern part of Iceland, you might want to look to places like Borgarnes, Mýrar, north side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, Grundarfjörður, Stykkishólmur and therabout. 

So in short, The North and the East look very good tonight, but in the South-West you need to be ready to move around to look for openings in the cloud cover. 

Happy aurora hunt. 

 

 

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