Aurora

Aurora tips trips and hacks

Your guide to spotting the Northern Lights in Alaska

Known as a destination to chase the Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks has a nine month season with ample opportunity to see the magical lights of our northern skies!

A typical Aurora Season runs from August 21st through April 21st, and we want to help set you up for success to see this natural wonder.

Vibrant color flashing through the sky.  Banners of radiant hues waving to anyone or anything that may be fortunate enough to witness. Nature’s light show inviting us to come and see what it has to display here in Fairbanks.

Can someone explain to me how the Aurora Borealis works like I’m a 2nd grader?

Sure! The northern lights, or aurora borealis, is a natural light show in the sky that happens in the northern part of the world. It is caused by charged particles coming off of the sun that come crashing into the Earth’s atmosphere that release energy in the form of colorful light when they collide. The Northern lights are most often seen in the polar regions, around the Arctic and Antarctic circles. This is because the charged particles from the sun have to travel through a lot of Earth’s atmosphere to reach these areas, which gives them a chance to collide with

Aurora tips trips and hacks: Your guide to spotting the Northern Lights in Alaska

Known as a destination to chase the Aurora Borealis, Fairbanks has a nine-month season with ample opportunity to see the magical lights of our northern skies!   A typical Aurora Season runs from August 21st through April 21st, and we want to help set you up for success to see this natural wonder. Vibrant color flashing through the sky.   Banners of radiant hues waving to anyone or anything that may be fortunate enough to witness. Nature’s light show inviting us to come and see what it has to display here in Fairbanks.
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