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Space Weather Alerts

We examine solar activity daily and forecast if this is likely to have any geomagnetic effect on Earth.

If this 'space weather' indicates that a large magnetic storm is possible in the next few days we may send out a space weather alert.

A large magnetic storm increases the possibility of aurora being visible at mid-latitudes.

You can sign-up to receive a Geomagnetic Disturbance Alert email or follow us on Twitter to get daily space weather forecasts or occasional aurora alerts.

Sign up to our 'Geomagnetic Disturbance Alert' emails

 

An example of the geomagnetic disturbance alert email.

Follow us on Twitter

 

For daily space weather forecasts:

For occasional aurora alerts:

 

Report an aurora sighting

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We love to hear about your aurora sightings and now you can share them with everyone! GeoSocial - Aurora is a new a web mapping tool that searches for tweets related to aurora sightings and locates them as markers on a map. Currently you need a Twitter account to view the map or share a sighting but we hope to develop this to widen it's scope in the future.

If you want to report an event, tweet the hashtag #BGSaurora, the event's location (postcode: loc[EH9 3LA], town name: loc[Edinburgh], or geotag your tweet using the tweet location feature), and comments or pictures.

 

Past Space Weather Alerts

 

Links to previous space weather alerts issued by BGS.