If you’re looking to get a sneak preview of what the night might potentially hold, check out the Astronomy North Aurora Forecast.
The aurora forecast is actually a calculation that is based on measurements of the solar wind, which is why it is only possible to have a short-range forecast. Most often, it’s only possible to see the potential for the northern lights a few hours before it is supposed to happen! Lucky for us, though, we're situated right in the best aurora-viewing location so we see it almost every night.
Much like a weather forecast, the aurora forecast isn’t a guarantee of what will actually happen. Your aurora-viewing experience depends on many factors, not all of which can be represented in the forecast. For current weather conditions, visit the Yellowknife Weather Network website.