Never miss the Northern Lights! Live Aurora Network’s HD cameras send you real-time alerts when the majestic aurora is detected.
Unlike all other alert apps in existence, which rely on NOAA ‘space weather’ forecasts that require experience to use, Live Aurora Network sends out real time alerts based on what is actually seen in the sky, we send alerts based on the visual detection of aurora from our Network of Cameras. currently Iceland/Norway with Canada and Alaska coming soon!
The only truly real-time video alert app available globally - the unique algorithm not only detects the aurora borealis, but visually grades it based on the strength of the aurora. Users can choose the level they wish to be notified at so that they need only hit the road for displays they deem suitable.
All other top selling Aurora notification apps currently on the market are based on the global Kp index which runs from 0-9 and is based on magnetometers around the world. This is problematic for local aurora alerts, and not the most effective parameter for knowing when local auroral activity is highest.
Live Aurora Network pushes out alerts in real time, thanks to software designed to detect the colours of the Aurora, while grading the density and percentage of the sky that is showing the lights. This is especially helpful to find breaks in the clouds!
Also, in this app:
- HD live stream from every location
- Zoomable map of Iceland and Norway with directions to our dark sky areas.
- Localized weather forecast at each location.
- Current Live KP rating
- Customisable alert level
Our unique Icelandic/ Norwegian camera locations:
- Overlooking Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that caused chaos with air traffic in 2010.
- Overlooking Kirkjafell Mountain in West Iceland
- Underneath a beautiful mountain range in South West Iceland.
- Overlooking Iceland's biggest freshwater lake.
- The magical Lofoten Islands Norway
New cameras added soon!
Our app is complementary to Aurora citizen science initiatives like Aurorasaurus, a project created by NASA space physicist Dr Liz MacDonald, that makes scientific use of crowdsourced aurora data. Such collaborations enhance research return from the Live Aurora Network observations. Our science advisors include Dr Melanie Windridge, the bestselling author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, and Dr Tamitha Skov, these experts and others contributed to the development of the app.
“This is a great app for watching the aurora when you can’t be there yourself!”
- Mélanie Windridge (Physicist and writer of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights)
"This app is instant gratification for aurora lovers and forecasters alike. You can't get a better aurora alert than a live view. The cameras are such high quality too, you feel teleported straight to the action. You can even see the stars twinkling as the aurora dances overhead. It’s a totally unique and immersive experience."
- Tamitha Skov (The Space Weather Woman)
Our app is now free for everyone to use!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I’ve been obsessed with the Aurora’s for as long as I can remember. I have 5 prints hanging in my living room. The sad part is I have never seen them in real life and I don’t know if I ever will.... I hope so one day but you know how life throws you curve balls and it just doesn’t happen 😢 This app. is the next best thing to actually being there! I’m so incredibly thankful to the developers and the IT people who maintain the integrity of the cameras. Perhaps one day I will see them but until this you are fulfilling a life long dream (kinda) lol
Developer Response ,
Really glad you enjoy the cameras, cam 2 and 4 will be up and running soon, if you do get a chance one day, it really is amazing to witness the lights bounce across the sky
I don’t subscribe for ads
Canceled subscription and deleted. This is twice now that ads have shown up when they shouldn’t. This time there wasn’t even a way to see if “Restore Purchases” would help. Intro page is skipped, and there’s no access to it. It seems another app now has live webcams (many of them) and only a one-time fee. I may try that.
Haven’t seen much yet. I realize that’s the sporadic nature of the aurora—but that also makes the persistent “leave a review” popups annoying. The options seem to be “leave a review” or “leave a review.” You’d have a better response—and more stars—by having a “remind me later” option at the very least. Asking me whether I’m enjoying the app before much has happened almost forces a “no” response—which I don’t think is what you want. There also seems to be a lot of notifications without anything to see, which interrupts other things I’m trying to do on my phone.
Upgraded to 4 stars because I haven’t seen the “leave a review” request for a while.
Developer Response ,
thanks for the feed back, we have raised this problem, it will be sorted in the next release
Good if you are in their area
This does a pretty good job of letting you know if the aurora are out, but only in a small area. 20-30km away and it could be totally different. It would also be good know for how long they have been seen consistently. If it was just a 5 min break in cloud cover, it might not be worth heading to their area to catch a glimpse. Could also use some coverage in the eastern part of Iceland.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for downloading, the Aurora can be seen from as far as 250k but as far as weather breaks, we are working on adding a lot more cameras. Thanks for the feedback
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.