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The Aurora Borealis glows over the Mendenhall Glacier in 2014.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File The Aurora Borealis glows over the Mendenhall Glacier in 2014.

Aurora Forecast

Forecasts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute for the week of Jan. 15

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This information comes from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. These forecasts — and more — are available online at www.gi.alaska.edu/monitors/aurora-forecast.

Sunday, Jan. 15

Auroral activity will be moderate. Weather permitting, moderate displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to as far south as Talkeetna and visible low on the horizon as far south as Bethel, Soldotna and southeast Alaska. Moon phase: Last Quarter.

Monday, Jan. 16

Auroral activity will be low. Weather permitting, low-level displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to Fairbanks and visible low on the northern horizon from as far south as Anchorage and Juneau. Moon phase: Last Quarter.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Auroral activity will be moderate. Weather permitting, moderate displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to as far south as Talkeetna and visible low on the horizon as far south as Bethel, Soldotna and southeast Alaska. Moon phase: Last Quarter.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Auroral activity will be active. Weather permitting, active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to Anchorage and Juneau, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon and Prince Rupert. Moon phase: Last Quarter.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Auroral activity will be high. Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to Bethel, Dillingham and Ketchikan, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon. Moon phase: Waning Crescent.

Friday, Jan. 20

Auroral activity will be high. Weather permitting, highly active auroral displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to Bethel, Dillingham and Ketchikan, and visible low on the horizon from King Salmon. Moon phase: Waning Crescent.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Auroral activity will be moderate. Weather permitting, moderate displays will be visible overhead from Utqiaġvik to as far south as Talkeetna and visible low on the horizon as far south as Bethel, Soldotna and southeast Alaska. Moon phase: Waning Crescent.

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