What time do northern lights appear Alaska?
Alaska’s northern lights season is between mid-September and late April, peaking in March, though it’s a season defined more by its long, dark nights than by solar activity.
What is the best time to see the northern lights tonight?
Once darkness falls, the Aurora can be visible at any time of day and we have seen them as early as 4pm and as late as 6am (that was quite a night!). Nevertheless, the optimum time seems to be around 9.30pm to 1am and that is when we concentrate the majority of our searches.
What time will the northern lights be visible tonight in Fairbanks?
As such, you should plan to view the Northern Lights during the prime watching window of 9:30 pm to 1am.
Is 2020 a good year to see Northern Lights?
During the winter of 2020, the Northern Lights viewing was typical for a solar minimum year. But from 2020 onwards, there will be a slow ramp-up in solar activity, and auroras should increase in frequency, peaking in 2024/2025 with the Solar Maximum.
Where will the Northern Lights be visible?
Where is the best place to see the northern lights? The northern lights occur within a geographic area referred to as the aurora zone. It encompasses latitudes between 60 and 75 degrees and takes in Iceland, northern parts of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia, Canada and Alaska as well as southern Greenland.