From Iceland — New App Seeks To Help You Find The Northern Lights

New App Seeks To Help You Find The Northern Lights

Published November 1, 2019

Lea Müller
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Ever drove around the countryside for hours desperately searching for the Northern Lights? We have.

But fear no more, for a new app has arrived, Hello, Aurora, which will help you find that elusive green squiggle.

The data

The application was created by Jérémy Barbet, who aims to help people better understand the Northern Lights and help them find them. It retrieves instantaneous data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as well as the weather forecast from Belgingur to locate the best position to see them. In the future, Jérémy is planning to add information on the cloud coverage to Hello, Aurora.

The app also sends a notification if Veðurstofa Íslands emits a safety warning for a location the Aurora is currently in. This means you can search for the Northern Lights in peace, without fear of death.

Making friends

Hello, Aurora also allows you to share your position if you see the Northern Lights around you. Therefore, by looking at the locations shared by others, you can find the place where the Aurora Borealis is currently most active. It also means maybe you’ll finally make some Northern Lights-enthusiast friends.

Click here to check out the app.

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