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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We were a group of 12 friends laying on the snow looking at the sky. It was magical

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EXCELLENT 


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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!

 


angiwallace angiwallace

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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

 


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

 


SabreLi SabreLi

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

 


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.


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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!

 


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To było moje największe marzenie! Udało mi się je zrealizować dzięki Karolowi Wójcickiemu, który propaguje astronomię w Polsce poprzez kanał na yt z głową w gwizdach. Któregoś dnia wspomniał, że kiedyś zorganizuje wspólną wyprawę do tromso, aby zobczyć zorzę - zapisałam się i tak 26.11.2016 r. znalazłam się w Tromso wraz 23 innymi uczestnikami wyprawy i zobaczyłam zorzę polarną - płakałam !!!!

 


AnnBushnell AnnBushnell

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Visited Iceland in January 2015. The weather was kind to us and after a late night searching for them across the south of the island, we finally saw them near Eyrarbakkavegur and Þorlákshöfn around 2am. Temperature was about -8 degrees C. If you plan to go, normal flash photography with compact cameras and photos taken on mobiles will not show the lights. Pictures ideally need to be taken with SLR, long exposure, high ISO noise reduction, on a tripod and with remote cable release. Be prepared to wait and get very cold! The pictures are a bit grainy because of the camera settings but actually looked better than what we could see with the human eye, or maybe I was just very tired!

 


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Iceland, September 30th 2014

 


MicVicMoo MicVicMoo

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I saw these for the first time in September 2011 while on a field trip in Iceland. I also saw them in Alta, Norway in 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland in 2014 and last week in Seltjanarnes, Iceland! It's unforgettable and definitely worth seeing.


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

 


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.


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Read about the whole trip here- 

http://shahzadsiddiqui84.blogspot.in/2016/11/dance-of-northern-lights-aurora_11.html

 


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