Guaranteed To Watch Active Auroras?!
It can often be challenging to catch the best aurora borealis (Northern Lights) because, perhaps like us, you are probably asleep when these spectacular light shows are most active and visible in the sky. Even if the aurora forecast (KPI index) is high on a given night, that is still only predicting the likelihood of an active aurora. Who has time to stay up all night waiting for the lights to actually be visible in their area? Plus, the weather might not even cooperate with the best aurora shows (e.g. overcast skies).

We are a team of passionate Alaskans and software engineers who enjoy every opportunity to see these lights as they dance across the night sky. Together, we are developing a system that is capable of visually detecting these aurora shows real-time, and then notifying folks that opt in. Using image recognition technology, our system takes into account the local weather and visibility, in order to provide high confidence that the aurora is active and visible.

We'll be able to let you know the precise moment when the aurora is in action, and visible from your area - then you can decide if you want to throw on your winter coat and enjoy one of nature's most beautiful ballets.

If you do not live in Alaska, image you were going to go on a trip to Alaska, Iceland, Norway or some other northern location to watch the aurora.

Email address *
Have you seen the Aurora (Northern Lights) before? *
Where do you currently live (i.e. city)? *
Your answer
How many times have you seen the Aurora in your life-time? *
If you have seen an active Aurora, how active was it?
It was lame (maybe saw a little green or white in the distance)
It was amazing! (multiple dancing colors across the sky)
Have you traveled or would you travel specifically to see the Aurora? *
Main reasons for missing the Aurora (Northern Lights) when they are active: *
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If your friend called or sent you a text message to wake up and look outside to see an active Aurora, how likely would you be to get out of bed? *
Not likely (continue to sleep)
Very likely (get out of bed to see)
How are you informed about active Auroras?
How often do you review the Aurora forecast? *
If you use a mobile app for the Aurora forecast, how often is it correct?
Never
Always correct
If there was a system, capable of detecting active Auroras from your location, how would you prefer to be notified? *
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If there was a service that would visually detect the Aurora and then notify you in real-time, would you pay for this service during the active months? *
How would you prefer to pay for visible detection of the Aurora in your location? *
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If you missed seeing an active aurora, would you like to see quality photographs and/or videos of it? *
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If you were watching an aurora, would you prefer someone else to photograph and record it for you so you could just enjoy watching the show instead?
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