aurora platform uses the NOAA Aurora Forecast service to let you know if an aurora might be visible at your home location in the next 30 minutes, based off of current solar flare activity.
This service gives a number 0-100 representing the current likelihood of visible auroras at your latitude/longitude. By default this sensor is set up to trigger when the reported likelihood for your location is > 75. It updates every 5 minutes.
Adding Aurora to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar, select Settings.
From the configuration menu, select Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, select the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select Aurora.
Follow the instructions on screen to complete the setup.
You can configure multiple locations by adding the integration multiple times.
Once installed you can adjust the threshold for this location by clicking on the Options link on the integration.
The integration will add two sensors for each location you configure:
|binary_sensor||on/off||on = high chance of Aurora visibility, off = low chance of visibility|
|sensor||% value||Percentage chance of visibility|