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Current Location of the Auroral Oval

Near Realtime VIS Image
The image above is the most recent VIS image of the northern polar auroral oval, taken by the POLAR spacecraft.

Use this (and the following) aurora image together with the forecast tables and geomagnetic data to determine whether the signal path you intend to use will cross through the auroral ovals or be affected by higher levels of geomagnetic activity. These conditions will quickly reduce DX probabilities on 160 meters.

Near Realtime Ultra-Violet Image
The image above is the most recent ultraviolet image of the northern polar auroral oval, taken by the POLAR spacecraft. Lines of latitude and longitude are denoted by the dashed blue lines. Contintental outlines are also shown in green.