Images provided by OVATION.
Plots on the pictures below show the current extent and position of the Auroral Oval at the north and south pole.
The red arrow in the plot, points toward the noon meridian.
The statistical pattern depicting the auroral oval is appropriate to the auroral activity level determined from the power flux observed during the most recent polar satellite pass. The power fluxes in the statistical pattern are color coded on a scale from 0 to 10 ergs .cm-2.sec-1 according to the color bar on the right. The pattern has been oriented with respect to the underlying geographic map using the current universal time, updated every ten minutes.
POES Auroral oval website. http://www.sec.noaa.gov/pmap/