AuroraCast - Aurora Forecast 4+

Aurora Borealis Forecast App

Dunbar Technology, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Aurora Forecast App

AuroraCast is the highest rated aurora forecast, northern lights, and southern lights app available for mobile devices. AuroraCast is an accurate and powerful aurora borealis forecast app, but there's many more features found inside that you won't find in any other aurora forecast app! Some features include KP + Magnetic field info, Light Pollution Map, Cloud Cover Map, Northern Lights Webcams, Weather Forecast, Aurora Alerts, Live Aurora Map, Sun & Moon Information, Widgets, and more! Scroll down to see a detailed summary of the most important features in AuroraCast.

••• Live KP & Magnetic Field Info •••
Only the best information and data for the hardcore aurora borealis hunter. Get a fast-loading and accurate KP value indicator to know when the aurora borealis will be active. AuroraCast also has live magnetic field info such as Bz, Density, and Speed!

••• Aurora Forecast •••
Unleash the power of easy to read graphs to see a forecast of realistic and potential KP values over the next few hours. Always know when the best days and times will be to see the Northern Lights & Southern Lights. Leverage the power of 27-day KP forecasts.

••• Live Aurora Maps •••
See where the best viewing of the aurora borealis currently is on our live aurora map. Our aurora map supports both Northern Lights and Southern Lights! You can also use an intuitive aurora location map to see the aurora visibility chance at locations around the world!

••• Light Pollution Map & Cloud Cover Map •••
The integrated Light Pollution Map helps you find the darkest places near you for the best viewing of the aurora borealis, and the night sky. Our light pollution map has global coverage and is the most detailed and accurate light pollution map available. Or before you even step outside, you will know if the aurora will even be visible at all and not obscured by heavy cloud coverage with the cloud cover map!

••• Live Northern Lights Webcams •••
Watch live northern lights webcams from around the world, in one quick and convenient location.

••• SWPC Advisories •••
See warnings, advisories, and alerts from NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center.

••• Widgets •••
Prefer using today widgets to get quick information? With a quick glance to your iOS home screen, you will know if it's a good time to go outside and see the aurora borealis!

••• Aurora Tours •••
Find information on booking aurora sightseeing tours!!

••• Weather •••
Cloud coverage, temperature, precipitation, humidity, fog, and more!

••• Alerts •••
Configure the app to send you alerts for when the aurora is visible at your location, and/or when global geomagnetic activity is high! Never miss the aurora again!

••• Sun & Moon Info •••
Get Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset times; as well as the Moon's phase!

••• Solar & Heliospheric Sun Images •••
See live images of the Sun in different spectrums and wavelengths from NASA's SOHO!

••• Automatic Data Saving •••
AuroraCast remembers the last aurora forecast data you retrieved, in case you travel to an aurora viewing location that does not have internet connection or data access.

••• In-App Help & Support •••
Get help, when you need it.

••• And a lot more! •••
Some features above are not available in the free version and may require an additional in-app purchase to AuroraCast Pro. AuroraCast Pro is a one time purchase of $5.99 USD and helps us to keep this great app running. The northern lights are beautiful and fantastic to witness.

APIs Used:
Dark Sky
Northern Lights
Aurora Forecast

What’s New

Version 2.8.1

- Fixed a bug where saved locations could not be deleted.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

hdudnn ,

The app has a bug

Can’t even use it because it keeps shutting down. Would like refund

Developer Response ,

Hi hdudnn, We're sorry you are having trouble. Please make sure you have the most recent version installed by uninstalling and reinstalling. Also try rebooting your device. If that doesn't work, you can contact help via in-app support and we can assist you or you can request a refund.

ColleenM76Camaro ,

Probably the best aurora forecast and aurora chasing app available, with a few minor hiccups.

This is the most fully featured aurora chasing app I have found on the App Store. Overall, the data is accurate and the app runs smoothly. I like the integrated cloud cover map, light pollution map, aurora webcams, guides that other aurora forecast apps don't have. The alerts work well.

Some minor annoyances: The app looks much better on my iPhone than it does on my iPad. On the iPad, somethings are a bit stretched. It's more of a nit pick than anything else, I'll take functionality over beauty any day of the week.

Overall, I highly recommend it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! 😊 If you have any suggestions for improvement or any feature ideas, feel free to contact us any time using the in-app support.

1Thirstyboots ,

The worst customer service and app

For months I have been dealing with the creator of this app with no solution. In the beginning, it was no alerts at all. That changed. Now it’s daily. I get alerts that the Aurora is at a Kp 7. EVERYDAY! yesterday I received an alert twice within a 30 window of time. Don’t waste your money. It’s not worth the frustration. I paid for full access and would love to get my money back. I’d then delete the god damned app. DONT BOTHER!

Developer Response ,

I am very sorry you felt that the customer service was horrible, I did try my best over the course of several months to get your issue resolved and I do feel that most other app developer would not be as dedicated to fixing your issue as I was. I am sorry that I was unable to resolve your issue, your issue you were having was a unique issue that no other user was experiencing and that I could not replicate myself; you have to understand that is a very hard thing to fix. The only possible way to fix it would if you would be willing to send me your iPhone in the mail insured, then with it in hand I could run a debugger on it and get the issue totally fixed. I would even be willing to pay postage and insurance on your iPhone if you would be willing to do so. Let me know.

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