Your chances of spotting auroras depend on where you live. Sky watchers located at high latitudes see bright auroras more often than their cousins at middle and low latitudes do. The latitude that counts most is not geographic latitude, but rather geomagnetic latitude. The two are different because Earth's magnetic axis is tilted with respect to Earth's rotational axis.
To discover the geomagnetic latitide of your observing site, simply click on one of these NOAA geomagnetic latitude maps: North America, Eurasia, South Africa & Australia, South America
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