Aurora Alert Notifications
Using data taken from our Aurora Forecast page, we can now send you a text message when the aurora level is predicted to reach level kp4+!
This service is available to both Australian and New Zealand residents. It will automatically send you a text alert when geomagnetic activity reaches these levels:
kp4, kp5, kp6, kp7, kp8, kp9
How much does it cost?
You do not pay for a single text message!
We send you an unlimited amount of text messages totally free of charge. If the aurora is very active and we end up sending you 50 text messages, you do not pay for a single one of them.
All you pay is a small subscription fee ($7.99 AUD per month) and you will start receiving your text messages as soon as the aurora is active (kp4 and up).
There is no minimum subscription (you can cancel it at any time using the unsubscribe button below), there are no hidden charges and you are NOT charged for receiving texts from us. You pay $7.99 dollars a month and that’s it, you get unlimited amount of text alerts until you cancel the service.
How does it work?
The Aurora data comes from a satellite in space which is constantly monitoring the solar wind. It intercepts and measures the solar wind typically around 1 hour before it reaches Earth, it then sends this data to earth in a high speed link. This data is then transmitted to your cell phone automatically and more importantly; instantly. The same data we use to text you is used by many of the worlds top science institutions. It is the most reliable and accurate aurora prediction data available in the world today.
When the solar wind readings are strong, kp4 and above, we will send you an SMS alert, with the exact KP number predicted, eg KP4.33. If you are not sure what Kp numbers mean, read this page. Also, if it is predicted to be Kp4, but the solar wind is getting stronger and in 15 minutes it becomes kp5 strength, we will send you another alert telling you this, same if it goes up to kp6, kp7, kp8 and kp9. You will get an alert each time it rises.
The alert you receive looks like this:
Our alert service is running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
How to subscribe
Simply enter your mobile/cell phone number below and click subscribe. Please follow the rules exactly when you enter your phone number. You need to enter your number in the international format, as if someone was calling you from abroad:
If you live in UK and your mobile phone number is 07745123456, then you need to add the country code, 44, and remove the first 0, like so 447745123456.
We accept any currency, it doesn’t matter if your using dollars, pounds, euros or whatever. Your currency will be converted to AUD automatically.