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Kimberley, Canada
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Northern Lights Fairbanks

When is the best time to see the Northern Lights?

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Anytime that it is dark out there is an opportunity to see the lights. March is nice for longer days, warmer days and activities. It also depends on solar activity and where in Alaska you will be traveling.

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On the right-hand side of the Fairbanks forum, there is a Top Questions about Fairbanks (assuming you are on a regular browser and not a phone or other device using the mobile version of TA). Under that is a handful of topics about Aurora viewing that you may find helpful.

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>>>March is nice for longer days, warmer days and activities.<<<

While I agree that March is good for longer days and activities, I would not necessarily say or expect warmer days. My first trip in mid March 2007 was for 10 or 12 days and it only got to above 0 degrees Fahrenheit on my last day in town. The following year was more moderate, but it was still below zero some days/nights.

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I usually get stuck in Fairbanks for work in January so 10 or 15 below in March seems warm to me or at least manageable.

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LOL and by comparison, that would quality as "warmer". At least it is a dry cold :)

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While we weren't in Fairbanks, we saw it twice -- both times, it was quite a show. We were told that one needs a clear sky, a dark night at a place w/ no civilization & pollution, and look to the Northerly direction.

We saw it at Denali View Point South Parking lot at 2:12 AM on 8/23 and also again at Tek Campground (Denali NP) at 2:54 AM on 8/24. Until I saw with my own eyes, I still didn't believe it exists.

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