I Saw the Northern Lights

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    They Sneak Up On You

    I've seen the Northern Lights a few times when I lived in Alaska.  Here are a few more memorable times: 1.  Margarita Night.  It's cold, we're drunk.  We see the Northern Lights and decide to drive up to the top of a nearby mountain to get closer.  We...
    Babeifer Babeifer
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2009

    Celestial Storms

    One of the most amazing things I've ever seen is the northern lights. A few nights ago they were awe inspiring, amazing, breath taking and dancing literally right above my head. Here are some shots taken by some local photographers. They don't really give the spectacle justice...
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    1 Response Oct 10, 2012

    The Northern Lights - Not Just A Marketing Tool After All.

    I have visited Finland 3 times during the winter. i have enjoyed dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow castles and ice fishing. All of the activities are fantastic and i would recommend trying a few night safaris as the landscape looks completely...
    May 16, 2011


    Shimmering curtains Mind blown Must return ~~~~~~~~~~~ This time I wish to view the lights snout deep in the hot waters of Chena Hotsprings during a long winters night. http://www.chenahotsprings.com/index.php Field trip anyone? Huge pools of hot water Velvet darkness...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

    Didnt Get the Best Show....

    I was on vacation in Alaska, and saw the Northern Lights.  It wasnt a particularly active showing, but it was still amazing to see. 
    jasonk jasonk
    31-35, M
    Mar 22, 2008

    Quick But Beautiful...

    It was a few years ago when my boyfriend was following me home while we talked on our cell phones to each other.  We were driving down the road and I look to my right and saw these green and pink waves of light.  I didn’t even think Northern lights at first. ...
    Taryn88 Taryn88
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2008

    The Merry Dancers

    When I lived in Scotland we would often escape to the Isle of Skye this was where I saw the Merry Dancers..The absence of street lamps presents regular sightings of the Northern lights "Aurora Borealis". With good timing you have a good chance of experiencing one of...
    annabellef annabellef
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2009

    So Amazing

    I saw them in Minnesota, it was breathtaking.
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    Jan 22, 2011


    I was a teenager on a camping holiday from school about 30 years ago. We ent up to the top of Scotland so we could rough it and do some outdoor pursuit stuff. Anyway one night we were settling down to sleep when one of the teachers started saying "Hey everybody come and look...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    When I was little I was sure the northern

    lights were really aliens invading. I was clearly born to be one of the tinfoil hat people.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames
    22-25, F
    Mar 19, 2014

    Northern Lights

    If I head out of the city and look up at the sky I see one of natures pure simple pleasures cross over the sky.  The shear beauty and color as the northern lights flicker above me.  So I lay done on the roof of my car, lookup at the dark starry night and watch...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    Mar 18, 2009

    Northern Lights

    I've only seen the northern lights once and that was in far northern California of all places back in 2003 (I think, but not sure).    Due to a solar flare on the sun the lights dipped down that far south.  To get away from the city lights I drove up to Shasta...
    ShatteredSilk ShatteredSilk
    36-40, F
    Oct 20, 2008

    They Are Wonderous

    where i live I get to see them quite often but they are only green here. the city lights dim them down quite a bit but sometimes when they are flashing and dancing I will drive out of town to where it is dark to stare at them.
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie
    41-45, M
    3 Responses May 7, 2008

    Last night was absolutely amazing!

    There was a huge storm then the sky got clear and the lights danced across the sky all night long. Everyone I know in this town was outside watching them.
    mehear mehear
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2015

    In Yellowknife.

    My dad owns a cabin up in Yellowknife (Northern Canada for those who don't know). He usually just rents it out, but a couple times me and my family have gone up there for the winter. The unbelievably cold weather (Normal for Canada, hehe) is totally worth the lights. I remember...
    Bowengirl Bowengirl
    18-21, F
    Jun 21, 2011

    My Heart Belongs to Alaska

    I lived in Fairbanks Alaska for 4 and a half years. I love it there. There is nothing better than sitting in the outdoor swiming area of Chena Hotsprings under the Northern lights and watching them flicker. x
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04
    6 Responses May 29, 2008

    Northern Lights...

    Thats funny. I never really think that everyone doesnt see them. I see them all the time... at least 3 or 4 times a year. They are a sight to see for sure. I love the Northern Lights. Especially when they are super colourful and not just green or pink or white... Mm... One of my...
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    2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

    The First Time

    Seeing the northern light for the first time a few years back was a truly profound experiences in my life.  It was my 5Th date or so with this guy I was crazy about. We decided to go camping for the weekend. After enjoying the fire for awhile we decided to make our way down...
    trippinbillies trippinbillies
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 19, 2008


    When I moved to canada people said that here you could actually see the northern lights. I wanted to see them but I guess I never looked at the sky at the right moment. Well one day I was out with some friends and we decided to go to the gold course. When it got dark and we were...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    Very Lucky Me...

    I see Northern Lights every winter! I think it is because of where I live, Northern Ontario. They are so amazing. You can actually see them dance across the sky. A totally cool experience! I am very lucky to be able to see them every year.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2008

    "I Saw the Northern Lights"

    "I Saw the Northern Lights"when i was 16 and now i am 35 but i will never ever forget it i mean that is something you never forget i just i am that lucky again!  
    deleted deleted
    Aug 15, 2008

    In Maine

    ive lived in maine for the last 13 years, and at times i do see them. they are not very often as dramatic and colorful as the photographs. however i feel like its a gift whenever i get that treat!
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

    In the North

    Living in Northern Canada, I get to see the Northern Lights often.  They are beautiful and I love to watch them, especially when they are particularily active.  There is something bery mystical and calming about them...
    Thradia Thradia
    26-30, F
    Mar 21, 2008

    Northern Lights In Canada

    I've watched the Northern Lights through out my life. Minnesota is my home where I was born and raised.  It's almost common away from the city lights to watch this unbelievable show.  A few people would stop and gather to watch, but then be on their way. The most mind...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    It Happened In Iceland.

    I was in Reykjavik. I think it was late October 2002. My flight back to the states was the following day, it was late evening and I decided to go outside for a bit. I stepped outside the Youth Hostel and realized there was a funny color coming from somewhere. So I looked around...
    SonicReducer75 SonicReducer75
    36-40, M
    Mar 12, 2010

    Need Help

    Ah, glad I got your attention.... I live in New England. I am trying to go up North to see the Aurora Borealis (Nothern Lights) only I don't know where to go. I am looking for anywhere in NY, NH, VT. I'd rather not Maine b/c it is a really long drive but I'll take it if you...
    LonelyStar LonelyStar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2008

    A Short Glimpse

    This happened a couple of years ago during Halloween. I had never seen the northern lights before as I live in Maine. I was coming outside and looked up into the sky and saw these green lights just kind of shimering there. So beautiful. I would someday like to see them a little...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade
    36-40, M
    15 Responses May 1, 2010

    I See Them A Lot.. I Love Them

    I live In Iceland... so i can see them often..Beautiful lights...and colorful....love it...
    johannae johannae
    Apr 14, 2011
    Direwolf65 Direwolf65
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

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