Here’s The Best Location In The U.S. For Spotting The Northern Lights
Witnessing the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is an experience that tops most people’s bucket list. This colorful light display is the result of collisions of electrically charged particles from the sun with Earth’s atmosphere. The effect is truly breathtaking and otherworldly, and fortunately, there are a few places in the U.S. where you can witness this phenomenon. Here’s one of the top locations for spotting the Northern Lights:
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Although they are brightest as you get closer to Earth’s poles, auroras can occasionally be spotted in states along the northern border of the continental U.S., and when conditions are just right (like after a particularly strong solar storm), can even be seen in some mid-latitude states.
Have you seen the Northern Lights? Were you in Alaska? We’d love to hear about your experience!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.