Color-Code Explained

The Northern Lights Alerts are Colour-Coded:

  • Yellow = Applicable to Northern Sweden (in some cases, very rare and sporadic, but passable, quick and short, just outside of the city limits of Stockholm, to the north),
    Northern Scotland, Iceland and Southern Scandinavia upwards.
  • Orange = Applicable down to Mid Sweden (in some cases just outside of the city limits of Stockholm, to the north),
    Southern Scotland, Northern England, Northern Ireland, Denmark and Lithuania upwards.
  • Red = Applicable to the whole of Sweden,
    UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany and Poland upwards.
  • Major, Severe, Extreme = Additional levels indicating exceptionally strong Northern Lights! Do not miss these!
    Mid EU.

You have to be realistic with alerts. If it is cloudy, you won’t see anything. Even a bit of haze might kill it. Moon can kill it. Light pollution kills it.