6 BEST Spots in Alaska To See The Northern Lights

The northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, are a natural light display in the Earth’s sky.

They occur when charged particles from the sun collide with atoms in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of these dancing lights, you’ll want to know the best places to see them in the U.S.

Alaska has the greatest potential of all the states for northern light activity due to its proximity to the Arctic Circle.

Fairbanks

Anchorage

Denali National Park

Nome

Talkeetna

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

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