Alaska’s Northern Lights: Myths, Legends, and Science
Winter in Alaska is an exceptionally noteworthy experience. As temperatures drop and daylight dwindles to just a few hours a day, out of the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, a green glow begins to blanket evening-to-morning landscapes. Large ribbons of light materialize in the sky, stretching across the horizon and... Read more
When and Where to See the Northern Lights in Alaska
While there’s a certain mystical quality behind Alaska’s awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights form in Alaska as a result of bands of incredible illumination that actually have much more to do with magnetism than with magic. And believe it or not, their activity is even (perhaps surprisingly) fairly... Read more
The Northern Lights: Why Do We See This Strange But Beautiful Phenomenon?
Special Guest Blog by Dr. Melanie Windridge, author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights What are the Northern Lights? The swirling arcs of the Aurora Borealis or “the Northern Lights” that we see are actually billions of oxygen and nitrogen atoms being struck by charged particles and... Read more
When Will I See the Northern Lights in Alaska?
The Northern Lights are among Alaska’s biggest and brightest, and most exciting and elusive attractions. Experiencing the Northern Lights is something you will never forget, but it isn’t always easy to time things right. It’s worth the effort, however, because these are one of nature’s greatest wonders. But to... Read more