The aurora borealis is a truly wondrous site. There are no other naked eye celestial objects or events that are quite this spectacular. It’s no surprise that aurora chasers go to great lengths to be able to see and capture this phenomenon of nature.
Seeing the aurora isn’t always easy. Often, the best planning is useless without a healthy sprinkling of luck. However, understanding what the aurora is, how to track it, and how to determine if it will be visible or not is a big part of the equation. Being one of those who chase the aurora myself, I decided it would be a good idea to have the tools and information required to make informed decisions on my web site for my own use. Of course, I’ve made these tools as well as explanations public to help out anyone else in their pursuit of the northern lights.