Aurora Borealis is created by magnetic particles falling from
the sun when a storm bursts out of a sunspot and the particles
bounce off of the earth’s protective atmosphere. However,
they seem to be much more magical than that.
name Aurora means goddess of the dawn, Borealis refers to
its location in the sky. They are also called the Northern
Lights and can be seen during the winter season in Alaska
as well as several other countries including Germany. These
same lights shows can be seen by people down in the Southern
Hemisphere. However, they are called Aurora Australis or the
The best viewing locations for the Northern Aurora can be found between the cities of Fairbanks and Borrow Alaska. Although, there have been several wonderful photographs of the Aurora taken from Circle Alaska. The Aurora Borealis can be seen every winter, but the solar-cycle brings the best viewing of the Northern Lights to Alaska every 11 years. The last time the solar-cycle was at its peak was the winter of 2000.
are several touring companies and rustic lodges that offer
Northern Lights packages. These are of course offered during
the winter. They usually include a room, meals and an Aurora
forecast. The forecast is given so the guests know when it’s
the best time to brave the cold and see the spectacular show
in the sky.