Aurora Page at Michigan Tech
College of Engineering

Welcome to
The Aurora Page

1993-2015: 23nd year on the Web | Originally created 1993 by Michael Dolan

A source for Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights"
on-line since the Web began

Forecasts!


Example of Data from a Previous Geomagnetic Storm

Aurora Borealis March 17, 2015
NOAA Ovation forecast March 17, 2015 (this screen shot at 4pm EDT) when the storm level was at G4

Aurora Borealis March 17, 2015
Space Weather Dashboard

G4StormMar 17, 2015
Alerts Timeline

Aurora Borealis March 17, 2015
March 17, 2015


Some other Aurora Nights

Aurora April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Aurora Video Apr 10

Aurora April 15, 2015
April 15, 2015
Aurora Video Apr 15

Aurora April 16-2015
April 16-2015
Brief Video Ap 16 2015

 

View Gallery of Keweenaw Peninsula Aurora Borealis Videos from Other Channels

 

 

 

 

 


Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan the night of Aug 26-27 2015 10PM to 130 AM EDT; with a near full moon and fog was a problem to keep wiping the lens. The Aurora was way beyond my lens across the sky and overhead. One clue to see there is going to be an Aurora storm is that green band across the northern sky at the beginning (9:53 pm).

Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan  the night of Aug26-27 2015 9PM to 130 AM  EDT;

Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan

Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan  the night of Aug26-27 2015 9PM to 130 AM  EDT

Aurora Borealis Houghton Michigan the night of Aug 26-27 2015 109PM to 130 AM EDT; with a near full moon and fog was a problem to keep wiping the lens. Maybe somebody got even better pictures with a fish-eye lens high speed camera

Aurra aug 26 2015
The Aug 26-27 2015 Aurora was also way overhead, this looking straight up


apr 15 2015 aurora
Video Aurora Borealis Upper Michigan USA (time lapse of pictures into a video of 6 frames per sec.): April 15-16, 2015

View another Aurora Borealis on April 10-11, 2015

Aurora Borealis March 17, 2015
View Video March 17, 2015 Aurora Borealis Upper Michigan USA (time lapse of pictures into a video of 6 frames per sec.): We had a St. Patrick's Day storm afterall at Houghton Michigan, only this year, March 17, 2015, it was a geomagnetic storm. The Aurora Borealis was slightly visible right after sunset and very active G4 storm at 9:00 -11:00pm EST, Batteries ran out, and there was a break, with recharged batteries I saw the aurora was active again from 12:00 to 1:00 am EST March 18, 2015. View the Aurora Borealis Upper Michigan as 2 frames per second (slower) I was out on the ice on the lake and it was very slippery. Another phenomenon that shook me up was the ice made a loud "kaboom" every once in a while when it was cracking, probably jolted the camera also.

Aurora Borealis March 17, 2015
We had a St. Patrick's Day storm afterall at Houghton Michigan, only this year, March 17, 2015, it was a geomagnetic storm. The Aurora Borealis was slightly visible right after sunset and very active G4 storm at 9:00 -11:00pm EST. The storm was caused by a Coronal Mass Ejection or "CME" that exploded off the sun, for several hours the storm was rated a G4-Class storm with a KP of 8.


Website Gallery to show you can get Aurora Borealis pictures and time lapse in Houghton Michigan and Keweenaw area of the Upper Peninsula
 
Good Luck!

 

View Gallery of Keweenaw Peninsula Aurora Borealis Videos from Other Channels

 

Photographing the Northern lights from the Michigan Tech Lode

 

The Science Behind those Eye-Popping Northern Lights

 

Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Feb 28, 2015
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Feb 28, 2015 Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDT Click for Video clip Aurora Feb 28, 2015

You can really see the difference between a dark moonless night and a nearly full moon affecting the exposures as above and below.


Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Sep 23 2014
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Sep 23 2014 Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula 10:00 pm to 12:00 am EDT
View Video Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Sep 23 2014 of 6 frames per second time lapse

   Aurora Borealis Northern Lights September 18-19, 2014
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights September 18-19, 2014 6 fps Houghton Michigan, Upper Peninsula. This night was affected by haze and humidity, lake breeze fogged up lens at times. A dim faded glow to a glow and then kind of suddenly some spikes12:11 am
Aurora Borealis 6 frames per second version


aurora sep 11, 2014
Faint Aurora Borealis Glow at Moonrise 10:14 pm Sep 11, 2014

Aurora Borealis Michigan Sep 11, 2014
Aurora Borealis Michigan Sep 11, 2014

There was an Aurora Borealis Septermber 18-19, 2014 Video Playlist

 


Aurora Borealis September 11-12, 2014 6 fps Upper Peninsula Michigan Houghton 6 frames per second. Includes a moonrise segment which later did affect the lighting of the aurora. Not continuous, shot about 10 pm to 1 pm.
Aurora Borealis 2 frames per second version


See August 2014 Aurora video
VIDEO Aurora Borealis Aug 28 2014 Northern Lights Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula
1. (2 frames/sec)

2. (6 frames/sec)

 

Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula August 28 2014
Aurora Borealis Northern Lights Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula August 28 2014 Approx. Time 1:00 am EDT Approx. Loc. 47.08 88.55 The NOAA Space Weather Alert screenshot was not at that time, but shows the space weather event. Click for bigger picture of above Aurora image


See April 2014 Aurora video
VIDEO Aurora Borealis April 20, 2014

Larger image of above photo
Aurora Borealis April 20, 2014 near Houghton Michigan
Aurora Borealis April 20, 2014 near Houghton Michigan about 11 pm

 

 

 

February 20, 2014 Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis February 19, 2014 near Houghton Michigan
Click here for larger image | Click for Video

From the Archives:
Another Awesome Aurora Pic
Photos in this column
by Jan Curtis

Awesome Aurora Pic

Yet Another Awesome Aurora Pic

From the Archives:
Aurora 10/02/13 2 EDT 47.068668,-88.516502 Aurora 10/02/13 2 EDT 47.068668,-88.516502
See Video and more photos 2013 October 2nd Aurora

Aurora  October 1, 2012  Houghton, Michigan  Aurora  October 1, 2012  Houghton, Michigan
Aurora October 1, 2012
Click to see more photos

Michigan Tech news article on Aurora


July 2004 aurora  July 2004 aurora
Aurora over Hancock, MI looking north, July 25, 2004, 2:18am
Photos by Claudia Perko

Aurora Links!

The Aurora Page Special Links:


Images... Images... Original Gallery of Images!


Aurora Detectors, building your own...


Enlightening links to follow...

Aurora sites

  • The University of Calgary Department of Physics & Astronomy Institute for Space Research (ISR) has been doing ground-based and space-born measurements of the aurora and upper atmosphere for over 25 years. Links to space and ground based research equipment, techniques, and images.
  • Solar Storms.org -- Includes archive of solar storms history

Space and Sun sites

 

Other Sites

Informative reading on the aurora.
From the Exploratorium comes The Aurora Tutorial
Be sure to pick up a copy of The Aurora Watcher's Handbook by T. Neil Davis (University of Alaska Press, 1992; ISBN 0-912006-60-9).

Welcome comments, inquiries or questions... direct them to ehgroth@mtu.edu We try to keep all links alive; Links last checked on March 13, 2015

Please note: We cannot answer e-mail questions about Aurora forecasts for auroral intensity or time in your area. The intensity of the Aurora is unpredictable like the weather, but the links on this page will help you to calculate the extent and intensity and times. This web site is presented as a collection of links and images. See the Aurora Wiki

 

From the Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences Department----
Visit these educational web sites:

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Mining Engineering --- Mining History ---Mine Shafts of Michigan

Great Lakes Research Center

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Volcanoes Page: One of the top sites for volcano information.

WUP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education

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Houghton Aurora Mural
Houghton Aurora Mural

 

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