The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, occur in the Arctic sky on clear, dark nights. The lights are caused by solar winds interacting with the earth's magnetic field. Statistically, the northern lights in Lapland are most likely to be seen from mid-August to mid-April.
Activate Aurora Alert Realtime
Aurora Alert Realtime, will be offered free of charge to all visitors in Pyhä, in a first for Lapland’s resorts. Visitors will be able to access it via a mobile data connection or using free Wi-Fi networks offered by local businesses. A paid Aurora Alert Realtime SMS service will also be available.
Aurora Alert Realtime northern lights alarm system can be activated to your smart phone or tablet pyha.auroraalert.fi
The system will give you voice signal when the northern lights are visible in the sky. For the system to work it requires an Internet connection. Remember to allow notifications from the Aurora Alert Realtime system and keep the sounds on.
Aurora Alert system uses it own local sensor in Luosto area, so the notifications are quite exact and informative. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are visible usually from couple of minutes up to 60 minutes depending on the weather conditions. Aurora Alarm system gives the notifications when the Auroras are visible in the sky. The notifications also gives information how strong the northern lights are. The scale is from 1 to 5, 1 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest.
Please note that Apple users have to download the free application from the App Store. Link to download it will be offered from the web pages.
If you don't have a data connection, you can order Aurora Alert Realtime SMS service. Please note that this service is with payment. Order Aurora Alert Realtime package of your choice here.