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Northern lights when and where

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Northern lights when and where

Hi there, My family is trying to plan a trip to Alaska and want to see the Northern lights, can anyone recommend the best place to see them? The only time we have available is the third week in October. Will that be ok to travel in, or will there be too much snow to get around? Thanks for any information.

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There will probably be snow but it wont be too much to get around in. Fairbanks is a great place to see them. I've been watching for them every night lately but have yet to see any but we have been having a rainy, cloudy period. We have a couple of overlooks over town or go out to Creamer's Feild (bird observatory)as it is at the edge of town to see them.