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See the Northern Lights

See the Northern Lights

In the previous two years I have looked at where to see the Northern Lights in Europe and different ways to enjoy them. In this post I will look at further places to go to see the Northern Lights. As the Auroral Oval circles the planet in the northern latitudes this post will not be limited to one area. We start our round up in North America. There are a great deal of remote locations where the Northern Lights are visible but the logistics of getting there make it hugely expensive. Fortunately there are also places that are much more accessible where you can still see the spectacular display of the Northern Lights. The Great Lakes, USA Seeing the Northern Lights reflected in water is a great way of getting two shows for the price of one. The Great Lakes…

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Northern Lights revisited

Northern Lights revisited

A couple of years ago I posted a round up on where to see the Northern Lights in Europe. In this round up I have concentrated on different ways to enjoy the Northern Lights and I have included destinations outside of Europe this time. The Solar Maximum is when there are more particles from the sun hitting the Earth’s atmosphere and causing the auroras around the southern and northern latitudes. This phenomena which began in 2013/14 continues into the 2014/15 winter and as a result interest in the Northern Lights has increased. More tour operators are offering trips to countries where it is most likely to see them. It should be noted, hover, that the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed so make sure you choose a package that includes other Arctic activities and consider the Northern Lights as a bonus….

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Where to see the Northern Lights

Where to see the Northern Lights

I will never forget the night I was in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, and experienced the Northern Lights show. Down at the waters edge with our backs to the city lights, such as they were, we watched entranced as pink and green curtains of light rippled across the sky. It was a magical moment – actually over an hour. Currently, because of the solar maximum, conditions are at their best for seeing the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. NASA predicts there will be a double peak during this cycle with the first this winter and the second next winter. It’s never been a better time to head north to hunt the Northern lights or Fire Fox as the Sami people call it. The Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, is a phenomena caused by electrically charged…

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