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Bianca07 03-30-2011 01:41 PM

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?

Musicinabottle 03-30-2011 02:21 PM

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.

Doug-N-AK 04-02-2011 06:14 PM

Seems to be more active in the fall, but I saw them off and on all winter long.

Spicy_McHaggis 04-04-2011 09:40 AM

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.

havasu 04-04-2011 09:43 AM

This is something I have never witnessed but sure would like to!

RiponredTJ 04-08-2011 06:27 PM

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.

blucher 04-08-2011 06:39 PM

seen them in MN & WI but not yet in OR.

blucher 04-08-2011 10:28 PM

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264Win 04-11-2011 01:24 PM

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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