Real Aurora Detection and Notification
Sleep peacefully knowing advanced image recognition technology will detect the visibility of the aurora borealis in real-time. When an active aurora is detected, you will be notified of the northern lights - encouraging you to wake up and get outside to enjoy the truly unique experience.
Our aurora detection and notification service is offline for the 2019-2020 season. At this time, there are no plans to get this service back online.
Visit the Northern Lights Viewing page by Alaska.org that details where to go and how to see them.
While the aurora forecast for Alaska can predict the activity level with a high KPI, it may not be visible where you are physically located. In addition, the aurora typically becomes active very early in the morning - usually from 2am to 6am - when we should all be sleeping. It can be frustrating setting alarms when a high KPI is forecasted, only to wake up to no activity.
Imagine sleeping peacefully while technology is hard at work programmatically photographing vivid stars as the earth spins while waiting for the Northern Lights to dance across the sky ...and then the moment the aurora is visibly detected, you would get notified of the aurora in real-time.
Verified Aurora Detection with Image Recognition technology
The Aurora.cam service uses advanced technology including image recognition to perfectly and visibly detect the aurora - aurora borealis detection. Once detected, the service will send you a text message or an automated phone call, encouraging you to enjoy the epic experience that awaits right outside your door - real-time aurora notification.