About Aurora Information

Information on the Aurora Borealis is gathered from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) POES satellite.

The activity level reading ranges from 0 (extremely low) to 10 (very high) and generally indicates the likelihood of seeing an aurora.

If the activity level is showing a "High" reading, there's a good chance we'll see the aurora borealis in Port Washington.  The best time to see the aurora is around midnight.  Clouds, bright city lights or moonlight will obscure the faint auroral light but if it's clear and dark, you could see the northern lights!

Good luck, and please let us know if you get a good sighting!

Aurora seen from Port Washington Garden Club
weather station site roof, April 2002