Data Art – Aurora Borealis Forecast


December 2016

my role:

programmer, designer



“Aurora Borealis Forecast” is an online application designed to provide users with real-time information about current Aurora Borealis activity in Alaska. This user-friendly platform is specifically tailored to cater to photographers, notifying them about upcoming Aurora activity so they can be prepared to capture the mesmerizing light show.

The application refreshes every 30 minutes, ensuring users have access to the most recent data on Aurora conditions. Leveraging the power of Google Maps API, the application seamlessly integrates tabular data from the Space Weather Prediction Center, projecting it onto an interactive map. This visual representation allows photographers to strategically plan their photography sessions, as they can see potential Aurora locations and plan their positions accordingly.