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Photo: NMC
Presented by New Mexico Consortium
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Just go outside in a clear, dark place without too much light pollution.
If you want to take photos, a tripod is helpful and a camera that can take a long ~10 second exposure (probably not the one on your phone!)


Help build accurate predictions of visible aurora activities.
Report on whether you can or cannot see the Northern Lights.

Aurorasaurus maps aurora-related Tweets and citizen science reports of the aurora during the first solar maximum (now!) with social media. The google maps contains predictions of the auroral oval based on space data, along with weather, and citizen scientist markers. When auroral activity really occurs this is the best place to go for accurate predictions of whether it can be seen in your area!

Add your reports of Aurora sightings or verify tweets from users to confirm that they saw the Aurora.

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