Site seems to stay stagnant until they are right around. (Map updates) but everything else isn’t user friendly.
Great App 5/5
I have found Aurora very informative. I also enjoy the pictures of the Northern lights.
I work in Alaska are use this app to see if the Aurora borealis is going to give me A show well I’m on Watch
Heidi 11:11 5/5
By Heidi 11:11
Great app with accurate notifications
Nice Aurora App 4/5
I used this app when I was in the Upper Peninsula in Michigan on vacation in September. I was hoping to see the Aurora Borealis but it never worked out. The app would tell me if I had a chance by telling me the KP number. I used another service that was a little more accurate and gave more information.
Worked good! 5/5
By dusty poo northern light
Went to Iceland, tried to hit it at the right time for the northern lights. This app predicted pretty good when to see it, thank you!
Aurora Map 5/5
Very accurate prediction. Outstanding App.
Edit: never mind! I found how to change location. I’m happy now haha. It was a bit hard to find quickly for some reason. It’s not where that function usually is on most apps.
Previous review: This seems like a great app but I wish there was a way to change the location. I live in Indiana so I don’t expect to see any auroras here. Therefore most of the functions of the app are useless to me because they forecast auroras based on the phone’s location. Why not give the ability to see forecasts in another location, or multiple locations, like any weather app? I want to see when auroras will be visible in Michigan so that I can plan on when to go. I don’t want to have to drive to Michigan just to get a forecast there. Thanks.
Great features and a well designed interface 5/5
By Manoa valley
I really like this app and plan to use it a lot during my travel to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Seems accurate 4/5
Used this app just for a few nights while on vacation in Alaska. Seemed to be fairly accurate in predicting if the lights would be present. Gave a good notification when the lights were showing.
I get alerts sometimes when the KP is lower than my setting. Then I never got an alert yesterday when the KP was above 6 and I missed a rare sighting. I downloaded this app for the alerts and they don’t seem to have that dialed in.
Love this app! I check it at least 3 times a day. Great up to date info. Why miss a chance to see this magical event? Not me!
App review 5/5
It’s an excellent way for me to keep up with the Aurora. Going on a 16 day cruise in September and this app will help me decide which nights I might need to stay up and watch for the northern lights.
Not great... 2/5
This app has just been disappointing for me. I read good reviews about it online and decided to download it. However, all it has done is given me false hope. I can’t tell you how many times I receive notifications that the KP index is “becoming high” but when I look at the map, it is clear that there is no chance of seeing the northern lights based on my location. I wouldn’t put all of your eggs in one basket with this app and would recommend exploring multiple resources.
By mr p dale
Love the updates as well as time/percentage of an event happening.
DsthrjrbgbbbftIssues can’trûi is Zeeland
The Aurora app is a fun, informative offering that allows those lacking the meteorology gene easily to keep a finger on the pulse of the northern night skies. It’s great shortcoming, however, is that it operates almost totally in the “now.” For example at mid-day in my locale it is not surprising to learn that there is no possibility whatsoever of enjoying the northern lights. (I don’t need an app to tell me that!). What would be most useful would be if it Aurora projected into the future, so that it might give me some idea at noon as to whether a later, 3:00 a.m. trek into the back yard might be fruitful.
Paid option 3/5
I clicked on an ad within the app by mistake. It asked me to change some settings. I take my phones security and my privacy fairly seriously.
I would much prefer a paid version.
Update. Turns out there is a paid version. I would have liked a link to the paid version available in the free version. If there was one I couldn’t find it. My Aurora Pro $1.99. Worth it not to have the ads, cause I do like the app.
By Brando 048
Ty I enjoy this and it helps when notified
A fun and useful app 4/5
By M, M & J
I used his app pretty extensively during my recent visit to Iceland and successfully saw the Lights on two nights. I enjoyed referencing it as part of my hunting strategy. My only complaint, and why I gave 4 stars instead of 5, is the lack of instruction/explanation offered through the program. I conducted my own search to understand what I was reading. I would use again if the opportunity arose to see the Aurora.
Horribly distracting ads 1/5
I uninstalled this app in less than 2 minutes. I totally understand you need ad revenue and for many apps I use regularly I will purchase the ad free versions. This app had such a horribly distracting ad at the bottom I couldn’t even get thru putting a location in and looking around before I decided to delete it. Plenty of free info on web and other apps that are not so obnoxious. Zero stars!
Great stuff 5/5
Great stuff for checking sky colors
Amazingly accurate 5/5
Loved this app while on an aurora hunting trip to Alaska. The map, the one hour forecast and the multi day forecast were all amazingly accurate.
By transplant Alaskan
Yes, I really enjoy Aurora, as I live in Alaska.
Very nice 5/5
Good but some glitches 4/5
Great for getting a rough idea as to where to find the Aurora, but the pin points on location of best viewing spots are way off. Pin point for Anchorage was located north of the entire state.
Good but ... 3/5
... free ads scrolling across the bottom thoroughly annoying.
Great tool!! 5/5
Used this app to successfully see aurora 4 times in a few days in Reykjavík. The conditions can change very quickly but the app did a great job of guiding us and the notifications worked too. Thank you!
Excellent prediction 5/5
Got a notification, and a cool view of the lights!
Don’t waste your time 1/5
By Blasted Yankee
I have missed several aurora events because this app said there was no chance of an aurora... even the biggest aurora event In the last 10 years it couldn’t even predict that... which I also missed. This app is rubbish.
Where do you get your information
Awesome app 5/5
I tried multiple apps, this one was the most accurate
Northern lights 5/5
Thanks for the notification! I saw the most beautiful northern lights first time in my life in Iceland 🇮🇸 Will let others know about your app👍
Seems like a good idea...but doesn’t work 1/5
After several days of trying on multiple devices, the app never progressed “Checking KP”
Waste of time 1/5
By mader then mad
This app will not load...
Aurora app pretty accurate 4/5
By Awed by aurora
Used this app Iceland, pretty spot on
Not clear enough 2/5
The app is not very easy to use
Surprise to even seasoned aurora hunters 5/5
By GACK Paddle
I was at dinner in Iceland when the alert can in that it may be possible to see Northern Lights in our area within the hour. The staff at hotel said, no no and pulled up a different app. We paid the bill went outside and sure enough it went from 18% chance to 40% and then they appeared..
Very cool and memorable
Perfect App! 5/5
By NJ Devils 2017
This is my first time in Alaska and the hotel staff recommended this app to track when the aurora would be visible. Turns out it was the second night I was here. Very accurate and got me to see the Northern Lights at the best possible time!
Never viewable according to app 1/5
I check this thing every day and have missed a few events. It never rises above 0% chance. Please fix it
Good indicator for the lights! 4/5
The app has been super helpful! It would be even cooler if the app would allow you to receive alerts or have an alarm feature that can go off to wake you if the lights are active in your area.
Great way to track the Auroras! 5/5
I travel full time and decided to spend this Winter in Alaska solely to get my fill and shoot the Aurora. So glad I found this app as it has everything you need to up your chances to view them no matter where you are on the globe based on your location. You won’t be disappointed.
Was able to see northern lights 5/5
This app is amazing. I was having a really hard time with the Aurora forecast website and this app made it really easy to understand where to go to see the northern lights. This app helped me see the northern lights on the last day of my Iceland trip. Thank you!!!
Love this app! 5/5
By Auntie BJB
I'm taking a trip to Iceland soon and wanted to find an app that would help me determine the best place to view the aurora borealis when visiting. It works great.
No information no alert 1/5
Downloaded the app and all it did was give the probability rate of seeing the northern lights and showing your location. It doesn’t show the location of the northern lights or alert you when they could be seen at a certain time. Bummer because we missed the show😞
I enjoy the app. and is accurate. Only downside is that I want Aurora alerts when there is a certain percent chance (user configurable) at my location. Knowing that it is an index of 5 in the middle of the day or when the sun is still up or extremely cloudy does nothing for me.
Awesome app 5/5
Few apps truly impress me compared to this one.
Great for keeping watch 4/5
By Rua O'D
The electric display of the Aurora Is a natural wonder. This make it easy to view a part of the world hidden from most.
Best app 5/5
I loooooove this app