Aurora Forecast Mobile Forecast

Due to popular demand, we are releasing a line of mobile friendly we pages for the Aurora Forecast. The web pages are still pretty rough, but provide good information. With the end of the aurora watching season fast coming to and end here in the far north, we though it would be a good idea to make this available immediately.


Use your QR app to import the URL

A version that has only been tested with the Apple iPhone is available at This web page can be saved to your iPhone's home screen and looks just like a (poorly written 8-) application. No need to go through the Apple App Store, just tap Safari's bottom, center button as though you were going to book mark the page. Instead of bookmarking, though, choose "Add to Home Screen". Your home screen will now have one-button access to the Geophysical Institute's mobile aurora forecast. Please understand that this is a TEST version of the site and that changes will be made. The URL may even change, making the web page inaccessible. Simply visit this page again and you will find updated links.


At this time, we only claim these pages to work on an iPhone, but they should also work on any WebKit powered browser, including those on Android based cell phones. Android functionality is untested at this time and might or might not function properly or at all. There is no support for Blackberry and Nokia at this time, sorry.


If you have a QR code reader installed on your mobile device, scan the code to go directly to the mobile forecast website. You will likely need to tell your QR app to open the website in Safari or Chrome if you want to save the web-app on your home screen.

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