I Have Seen the Northern Lights

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    I've seen them 5 times in my home town in

    Northern Minnesota. All were extremely magical, but two occasions were pretty special in there own rite. The first time I saw them I was 21, and camping on an island with friends. We were having a bonfire on the beach when the night sky started to dance and display beautiful...
    Northernlights3 Northernlights3
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 21, 2014

    Only Sometimes

    I don’t see it too often where I live but if the conditions are just right it’s spectacular. As a kid, if the lights were going I’d be outside watching and playing under a sky size kaleidoscope.
    NoEh NoEh
    4 Responses Apr 1, 2009

    Just Once

    It was several years ago.  The band I was in at the time had just finished a very late night set at some hippy festival in Maine, and it was freaking amazing.  We couldnt see it while we were under the lights, but as we were unloading all our stuff to the back of the...
    musickink musickink
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2009

    Only Once - A Memory To Be Treasured

    Back in the late 1960's, back before my first wife divorced me, we were traveling home to Chicago from her parents in western Iowa, along Interstate 80/US 6 (depending on 80's completion status). It still had very little traffic. We noticed the moving, shimering cloud off to our...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2010

    More Than Once!

    And from South Indiana yet!  It was one of those (solar) fluxed up moments that made the photons stream!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 7, 2009

    A couple of times only.

    It's always a treasure to me.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 17

    Pretty Regular

    I live in the north and I pretty much see the northern lights every night once it gets dark at night. which is pretty much every month except june and july. they are absolutely beautiful. I guess I do kind of take them for granted though.
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2007

    Sure I have, hard to miss

    if you live up North.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    I've seen them a few times!

    Twice high AF And once when I was little! Gorgeous greens and reds!!
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    3 Responses Jan 17

    Many Times

    I used to spend my summers in Northern Ontario.  There the Aurora Borealis is quite vivid.  I never got tired of it.  I occasionally would float a canoe out in the lake at night in order to have a clear view.  There is nothing to equal the sight of the...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 2, 2009
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