It's been in the news recently that the aurora was visible in Europe at much lower latitudes than usual, ie, not just in Scandinavia but as far south as the Adriatic. Sadly, I didn't find out about it until it was too late. But as we're at a solar maximum, the odds are there might be another chance soon.

Is there some way I can get automatic notifications for when they're likely to be visible so I can go out see them? I live in a large city, so an hour or so warning to be able to leave the urban lights and find a dark hill side would be ideal.

I don't have any social media of any sort, so an email or some kind of push notification on my phone would be best, anything that requires me to actively log on to some app and check would be virtually useless for me because I'd definitely forget to so.

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    $\begingroup$ Spaceweather.com has a notification subscription. But it's just as easy to just stay up to date with CME arrival predictions and make up your own mind if the probability is worth the drive. It's a really good idea to get involed with a local astronomy club where several people will be keeping track of what's going on. This past weekend many of our local members went to our dark site an hour away, only to get a 5 minute glimpse, but hanging out with others made the time spent much more worthwhile. $\endgroup$ May 14 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ I was rather hoping for something free to be honest. There are a lot of apps out there, but it's hard to judge which are accurate or reliable - the reviews tend to be only about the UI and stuff like that. I'm sure you're entirely right about joining a club and doing it as part of a community being very nice, but it's not what I'm personally looking for. $\endgroup$ 2 days ago


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