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

Aurora Forecast

Forecasts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute for the week of Feb. 26

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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, Feb. 26

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: Waxing Crescent.

Monday, Feb. 27

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: Waxing Crescent.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

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: First Quarter.

Wednesday, March. 1

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: First Quarter.

Thursday, March. 2

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: First Quarter.

Friday, March. 3

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: First Quarter.

Saturday, March. 4

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: Waxing Gibbous.

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