See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

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BriAdina BriAdina

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 This was only a few weeks ago, on February 20, 2014. My uncle was driving My brother, two of my friends and I home from a concert and a blizzard hit. The snow was so thick, we couldn't see 5 feet in front of us and with no street lights to guide us home, we were all pretty terrified. Moments after we began to pray for our safety, the snow and fog cleared away in front of us and we could see clearly. The most beautiful thing about it was the twirling green lights spread the entire way across the sky, guiding us back home. When we finally got home, the lights were fading, but were still clear enough to get a picture. Such a beautiful sight. 


Brilliant_Disguise Brilliant_Disguise

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 Always so beautiful! (not my photo, my camera is too bad to capture them or I don't know right settings)


brittneynoel brittneynoel

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I've seen the lights several times during my Summer's spent in Alaska (2010 and 2011)

 


Bgreen19 Bgreen19

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Went to Iceland in December specifically to see the Norgern Lights. New Years Eve we went out of the city because it was suppose to be a good night to see it. We waited hours and could kind of see something but nothing too bright. Then while we were packing up all of a sudden there was a magnificent green glow and we looked up, jumped out of the car and watched the most beautiful show we could have imagined! We had our camera and we taking pictures and videos and we were so excited! After it died down we got back into the car planning to leave (as the tour busses were shoveling people into the area we were at... apparently we were at a really popular spot) and we both looked down at the camera and we had left the lens on in our hurry to get out the car. I had taken a few photos with my phone but they were not very good... we will always have that memory though! Absolutely amazing!

 


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On 27th August 2015 I saw the northern lights by eye with other aurora chasers at Whitley bay, UK. It was magical. Ive seen it twice again since then and will continue to pursue seeing it as often as possible. Below is a photograph I took on 27th/8/2015

 


andrewok89 andrewok89

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Saw them at 20.30 outside our hotel in Reykjavik 3/11/15

 


ryttu3k ryttu3k

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This is the best one I got I'm so sorry. Norway, February 2013, aboard the MS Finnmarken with Hurtigruten. We saw the lights a good five times that voyage!

 


SabreLi SabreLi

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Travel to Iceland and see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

 


somewherearound somewherearound

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So difficult to catch that's why its the most impressive

 


hema_gvk hema_gvk

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 This has been on my bucketlist for a really long time. I can finally check this off.

Visited Iceland in September 2017 which is a shoulder month and is not the best time to view Northern Lights.Fortunately for us, the solar flares happened in the same week we were in Iceland and we had the opportunity to spot the spectacular Aurora Borealis.


dagmarruth.bouwman dagmarruth.bouwman

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Seen it twice with my mom. Magical experience.

 


EmpressLulu EmpressLulu

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It was an amazing sight. I saw it in Svalbard along with my niece. We travelled sort of far from the population center via car, then snowmobile and it was an absolutely amazing sight. You should probably watch out for polar bears though. We met one, but it wasn't aggressive, since we were a distance away.


chemical_elli chemical_elli

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 The lights looked by eye just like clouds. The green light was only visible on the pictures. So the aurea was not that strong and it was sooooo freezing cold (about -10°C). The next morning we had muscle pain everywhere from just standing in the snow for several hours.


Althaire Althaire

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My mom and I saw the Aurora Borealis during a flight from Frankfurt to Vancouver. Our flight was very nice because it was mostly empty, about a row to each person. While the lights were off because we were flying during the night, we noticed some light outside and ran to the windows to see. It was Aurora Borealis! The pilot announced it on the PA system, guess he didn't want anyone to miss it.


michellatrix.lesam michellatrix.lesam

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 It was absolutely magical! Like waiting for the Dark Mark (Harry Potter for those who are lost) but it never finishes forming! We saw them on the flight in, our first night in our hotel in Reykjavik and our first night in our cabin in Akranes! Terrible iPhone photos but the color that came through was spectacular! Thankful I was able to capture any of it!


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The picture wasn't taken by me, unfortunately. I was really lucky seeing Aurora in general, cause I didn't manage to see it during my stay in Iceland. I saw it the day I was leaving, already in the plane!! We were travelling back at night and the crew turned off the lights and told us to look out the window cause the northern lights were around. So amazing!! I thank God for this amazing beauty and such an opportunity to see if from a plane

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We got hit with bad weather for the most part of our trip to Iceland, so the chances of us seeing the Northern Lights were very slim or even close to impossible. On our last full day, out of sheer desperation, I suddenly felt an impulse to book us tickets to a Northern Lights tour despite the unpromising forecast. It was drizzling on and off, and to be honest I don't think anybody was convinced we were going to see it. Heck, even one of the tour guides didn't bring his camera thinking that there weren't going to be any sightings that night. After traveling an hour north of Reykjavik, we busted out our photography gear and tested a long exposure shot. What an amazing feeling it was when I saw that faint green arc appear on my camera! The lights got stronger and moved like a lava lamp, but more vividly I remember it as a light green glow in the sky. The Aurora we saw wasn't as strong as some of the beautiful postcards you see but it was still a pretty nice sight to behold!

 


ceciliebjorkan ceciliebjorkan

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I love the northern lights, always have and always will. Clear skies, the stars are out, and the northern lights dancing across the sky. It is truly beautiful. I miss it everyday..

PhoenixFire PhoenixFire

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I grew up in North Dakota. The Northern Lights can be quite bright and beautiful. I’ve seen them on several occasions. The most notable were once on a date and around a campfire on the shores of a lake in Minnesota.

The lights themselves were not the point. The people you are with and the situation you are in are more important.

I don't have my own image. The photo was taken by Warren Finseth near Underwood, MN in February, 2014 and appeared in the Grand Forks Herald.


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