SpaceWeatherLive is the ultimate app for those who dream of seeing the northern lights or want to know everything about the activity on our Sun. With this app you will be able to see and understand how active the aurora is right now and if there might be a good chance to spot the northern or southern lights in the coming days. You will never miss an aurora display again with this app in your pocket no matter where you go!

Beginner friendly - While the SpaceWeatherLive app is filled with all the space weather information you can think of both for beginning and advanced space weather enthusiasts, every item has a pop up with additional information to help you along if something is unclear. Learn more as you go along!

Everything in one app - Switch between the auroral activity and solar activity modes with just one click!

Dark mode - Preserve your night vision with our special dark mode! Ideal for aurora chasing out in the field!

Push notifications - Free push notifications informing you of significant space weather events like solar flares, geomagnetic storms, earth-facing coronal holes and much more! You can turn any notification on or off so if you don't want to receive any notifications at all or are only interested in specific notifications: we got you covered!

Modern graphs - All the data that you are interested in are represented in sleek, responsive graphs. Dials don't cut it when you are out in the field, you want to know how the data looks like in the past and right now. Our graphs provide all the information you need in the blink of an eye!

News - Not only do we provide a ton of different automated alerts, we even have a dedicated team of space weather enthusiasts who write detailed hand written reports during high solar or auroral activity!

Extensive help section - Are you a beginner and does our app look a bit daunting when you first open it? Fear not, we have a dedicated help section with tons of articles and a FAQ section. Give it a read and soon you will be able to make your very own aurora forecasts!

Huge space weather archive - Ever looked back at your old aurora pictures and wonder what space weather was like on that specific date? We got you covered! Take a dive in our space weather archive that is filled to the brim with geomagnetic and solar data from the year 1996 until yesterday. Dig around and discover large sunspot regions, extreme geomagnetic storms and exciting data from the past!

Free for all - Best of all... Our app is completely free of charge! We do have ads but those can be removed by purchasing a subscription which in turn supports us to keep our services online!

Although the app is free, it does contain advertising at the bottom of the screen which helps us to keep our services online. Don't want the ads? No problem, with a simple in-app purchase you can remove them! A monthly subscription is $0.99, half-yearly subscription $5.49 and yearly subscription $9.99.

These prices apply to United States residents. Prices may vary in other countries respecting your local currency exchange rate. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account. At the end of the term, unless auto-renewables subscriptions are disabled, your subscription will automatically renew in your iTunes account. You will be charged for the regular price of your subscription within 24 hours prior to the end of the current term. You can turn off automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings at any time, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current term. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of any term.
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What’s New

Version 1.3.0

- Updated app icon
- Bugfixes and improvements
- Compatibility with iOS14

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Gdt124 ,

Great app. Replaces all previous competitors

I am a solar physicist by training and had been using a different app to stay up to date, but that app was not maintained and was expensive.

This app has everything that I had hoped would be included, making it by far my top choice for looks at the Solar-Terrestrial interface, solar activity. Because it has so much, organizing it surely presented a challenge to the authors. Occasionally I’ll think, “I wish they had included __________” only to find that if I hit the right tab, the data I wanted is there! When new to the app, be sure to look around every corner. It includes data from SDO and STEREO, plus all of the usual solar-terrestrial indexes, images of the auroral zone etc.

Nice job!

CPruzenski ,

All the data and functionality I need!

Finding a good a Spaceweather app has been almost as difficult as waiting for a G4 storm to hit on a night without rain, clouds or moonlight.

Other SW apps seem to be thrown together by developers with no interest or knowledge of space weather at all. SpaceWeatherLive functions as if its developer is an actual astronomer! Imagine that!

Thank you and great work, Parsec VZW!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your great review! We are a dedicated team of space weather enthousiasts and astronomers that also happen to be developers that strive to bring out the best possible experience for aurora hunters, radio amateurs and space weather enthousiasts like us.

Mvbenz ,

Nice app with a lot of info.

Few things as I really haven't played with this much but so far I like it. Tons of information in here to digest.

The dark theme I prefer due to eye strain but seems like screen writes get hosed up. Some elements towards the bottom of the home page either take a minute to write or don't write at all. Light theme works fine.

Also in the dark theme some section definition like in the light theme should be encorporated (boarders).

Question: does this alert based on my location and if so how does it know where I am as there wasn't any popup to allow location?

I am on an iPhone 6s.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review!
The dark mode can indeed be resource intensive as it inverts the color of images and graphs to make it dark enough for your eyes. We value your feedback on this and we'll look into this further to make this faster and more responsive.
All alerts are not based on your location, we value your privacy a lot and we do not ask your location and we don't use your location for the alerts. Everyone around the globe receives the alerts as Space Weather happens.

App Privacy

The developer, Parsec vzw, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Family Sharing

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

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