Reporting Auroras from the Ground Up since 2012! Aurorasaurus is the world's first free mobile app to put citizen science and crowd-sourced (Twitter) ground truth observations of aurora on a real-time Google map along with weather and predictions for where the Northern Lights should be visible. When aurora occurs near you, we will let you know promptly and in simple language to increase your chances of spotting this beautiful, rare sight.

Additional features include the capability to register and receive location-based notifications, a real-time monitor of space weather activity, the capability to help verify tweets and search for real sightings, the answers to your questions, and more. We are free of charge and advertisements.

Aurorasaurus was built by scientists for the public--join our community and contribute today! Visit our full website at for more information and to access our privacy policy. With Aurorasaurus, your privacy is protected and important to us! This project is funded by the National Science Foundation award AGS-1344296.

What’s New

Version 1.0.9

New map features! More accurate oval and other new features for the map.

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Jamais Vu ,

Complete failure.

I can’t log in or create accounts on either, and when I try to make a report without doing so I can’t select a photo and then the cancel button doesn’t work and I have to close the app completely. If the whole point is citizen reports this is a complete failure. Also NASA is linking to your app for reporting possibly STEVE photos. I don’t know if I’m more disappointment in them for recommending such a horrible app or you for making an app that contradicts its own purpose.

Not only does the app not work, but neither does their website on a phone. Whoever is doing their mobile development is having major issues. I’d give the app 0 if I could.

Brindlet ,


I immediately got warnings that my iPad was infected and would destroy data in my cloud as well as other devices. I continues reading further to then be rerouted to a survey noting my ISP and my current IP address. This program seems suspicious and I will be deleting. I feel foolish for being duped having already given my email on registration, I will probably get inundated with spam.

jcathopes ,

Doesn't work on my iPhone

Aurorasaurus is great on a Big Computer (5 stars there).

But this App doesn't work on my iPhone. When they are able to get this App working for my phone, I'll raise the number of stars.


NMC Inc.
106.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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