Site News

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Troy Birdsall Site News
Currently Im working on a mod that will clean the snow off the camera with a push of a button. I have the frist prototype on my breadboard that is working. I need to 3d print some parts and try to install onto the camera. Please contact me if your having troubles with the site. -Troy
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Just updated the php version of the site. So far things are running ok. As always if you have a problem please e-mail me . -Troy
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Tonight I did some research on why the aurora monitor was no longer sending out short term aurora forecasts. The aurora monitor (found here) used NOAA Wing KP for short term aurora forecasting. Sadly the USAF has ceased producing the data for this forecast. This page from the NOAA site explains in great detail. This means until I can find another data source the aurora monitor will remain offline. -Troy
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
I have taken the aurora monitor offline to try and fix it. This summer it has gone into offline mode. I suspect that it has something to do withe NOAA changing to HTTPS. -Troy
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
I have upgraded the backend software for the website. This is the software that keeps track of user accounts, payments, and logs people onto the site. All current accounts and subscriptions have been moved over to this new system. Please E-mail me if you're having issues. -Troy
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Last night we had a power outage that outlasted our battery backups. The live cam will be offline for the next 16-24 hours will I try to get everything going again. Currently -26F in Fairbanks tonight. Stay warm everyone. -Troy
Friday, January 12, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Updated the PHP on the site. Hope I didnt break anything. -Troy
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Google Chrome users. In order to get the live cam you will need to go to chrome://settings/content/flash (copy and paste into address bar in Chrome) and add aurorawebcam.com to the allow list. Please note with this setting it will take a little longer for the camera to load onto your computer. If anyone has any problems or questions please email me. -Troy
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Live cam not working on Google chrome again. Ill have a update in a few days. Works on IE, Firefox, Safari. -Troy
Monday, January 01, 2018 Troy Birdsall Site News
Happy New Year. I believe I have fixed the issue with the live camera and google chrome. You may need to clear your browser cache data for the changes to take effect. -Troy
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Troy Birdsall Site News
Currently the live aurora webcam will not work with Google chrome. I'm working on a fix. This may take some time. Any questions or problems please email me. -Troy
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Troy Birdsall Site News
Summer is here. Currently at the end of May we have 17 hours of daylight. Aurora viewing has pretty much ended until August. This summer I will be doing some minor changes to the website. Currently have a few issues with to much light on the aurora cam. Hope to get that worked out tomorrow. If anyone is having troubles logging on or viewing the cameras please E-mail me. -Troy Here is my current summer activity. Maybe next year a bee webcam...