Aurora Information on Telegram
I spent a couple of nights building a chat bot on the Telegram platform to solve a few problems:
- I want to know each day what the highest KP value is for the next 3 days by receiving a push notification. KP is the measure of how strong the solar winds are expected to be. See this amazing site – Aurora Service for more information. Essentially I’m looking for Aurora KP values of 6 and above because I live in Melbourne
- I want to be able to get a summary of the upcoming aurora for the next few hours, day and the maximum
- I’d like to introduce my other features from my Google Home app.
So how does it work?
Step 1 – download Telegram for free for your phone or use the web app
Step 2 – search for the AuroraAustralis bot
Step 3 – click the start button
Step 4 – type one of the following words:
max – get the max KP in the next 3 days
best – get when the best KP will be in hours (e.g. 3 hours time)
lastupdate – when last the data was updated. This typically happens every 3 hours
now – what is the KP right now
6best – is there any KP with 6 or more expected
summary – get a summary of the upcoming days