The Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

@Wizzywig (7859)
October 26, 2010 2:10pm CST
One of the top things on my "Bucket List" is to see the Northern Lights. Have you seen them? If so, what time of year was it, how spectacular were they and where did you see them from? (If they're visible from your house can I come and visit)
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 Oct 10
No, I have not seen these but I would love to as the Northern Lights are one of the marvels of the world and supposed to be spectacular. It is a long way for me to travel though. I have heard of people travelling all the way there only to see nothing as they were there at the wrong time of year, so you have to do your homework I think before visiting!
@Wizzywig (7859)
26 Oct 10
Obviously, the travel market knows that they are on many peoples lists so they charge big money just for the round trip and, as you say, you may see nothing at all. Joanna Lumley did a documentary in which she went in search of them and I thought how unfair it was that the BBC had probably funded her trip when she could have paid for it herself...
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
27 Oct 10
Yes, how unfair indeed! They could have paid for me or you to do it...but then would anyone have watched it?
@Wizzywig (7859)
27 Oct 10
I was thinking that if they paid for her trip SHE could've paid for us Anyway, what do we care if no-one watched the programme as long as we were there!!
@buenavida (8271)
• Sweden
6 Mar 11
Hi, Wizzywig! I just posted a link with a video of the Northern lights. I have seen them where I live, but not so often lately. Looking too much at my computer.. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2498836.aspx?p=0
@Wizzywig (7859)
7 Mar 11
Thank you so much for that.... beutiful indeed! One day I will get there
@hati3kuro (278)
• Malaysia
6 Nov 10
Well I actually plan to go see them somewhere in the future... Some of my friends have been there and seen the northern lights with their very own eyes, however others were a bit unlucky, coz it really depends, the Aurora won't be there the whole winter, just some days of it..in Russia they can be seen in Murmansk..where do u plan to see them? canada?
@Wizzywig (7859)
6 Nov 10
Yes, its a bit of a gamble as to whether you pick the right date to try to view them. I would settle for seeing them from anywhere... tho' I would like to go to Canada anyway...during the autumn to see all the beautiful colours (" birds with one stone!)
@BarBaraPrz (21017)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct 10
I haven't seen the Northern Lights myself, but I did see something similar one night in a cornfield when I was a teenager. It was caused by the harvest moon rising. Really quite beautiful.
@Wizzywig (7859)
26 Oct 10
I watched the full moon rise on my right just after the sun set on my left one evening. That was pretty impressive - tho not at all the same sort of sight. I'd gone for a drive with my parents and my son to a point where we can see a long way in both directions
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Oct 10
I"m too far south, but I'd love to see them too!