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Old 03-30-2011, 02:41 PM  
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aurora borealis

when does this normally take place? i have seen pictures but have never ventured that far north..... where is the best place to catch a glimpse?
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:21 PM  
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In Northern Idaho, it sure seems to be in the late fall, around Octoberish, but the truth is, it happens whenever the sun belches radiation, so it happens whenever. I just tend to think that the best time for seeing it, when it's most likely to be seen, is late fall. Alaska could be different though.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:14 PM  
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Seems to be more active in the fall, but I saw them off and on all winter long.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:40 AM  
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Best time to see them is in late fall and all winter. Mainly because it's darker then. Really hard to see them during the sumner when it never really gets dark.

They happen year 'round though.

As for where...any place where you've got little to no light pollution.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:43 AM  
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This is something I have never witnessed but sure would like to!
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:27 PM  
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We get the northern lights here sometimes. Usually when we're sitting outside, in the dark, around a glowing fire, and way past our normal bed times

Late summer and fall is prime time here. It's a pretty spectacular thing and I can only imagine what they must be like in Alaska.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:39 PM  
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seen them in MN & WI but not yet in OR.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:28 PM  
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:24 PM  
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Beautiful collection, I very seldom have a camera . But have many good memories of late night sights such as those shown. Alaska is a great place to live.
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