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I Saw the Northern Lights

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    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

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    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 8 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    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 36-40 Mar 18, 2009

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    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

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    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 41-45 Mar 22, 2008

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    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

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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    So Amazing

    I saw them in Minnesota, it was breathtaking.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 22, 2011

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    "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 26-30 Aug 15, 2008

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    Wonderfull

    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 22-25 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Alaska

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 19 Responses May 1, 2010

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    Also known as looking up.

    The Northern lights are so normal it makes me wonder why people from all over look at them. Its like looking at clouds.
    Beausejour Beausejour 31-35, M 1 Response May 29

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    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

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    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

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    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 46-50 1 Response Apr 14, 2011

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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...
    STEPHEDDY STEPHEDDY 22-25 May 16, 2011

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    Weird

    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 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    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

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    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 26-30 6 Responses May 29, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Too see the northern lights would be an experience to remember. I would love to see the lights shine brightly in the sky. I've only seen it in pictures and on tv and it truly looks...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Oct 3

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    I'm from Northern Ireland I've got a Northern Irish/British accent I'm not from down South Ireland in case anyway was thinking that but have been down there before :)
    Nicolajane14 Nicolajane14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    LED ceiling lamp is a LED lights that is certainly installed in the room. Because of relatively flat the top light, near the roof when installed, like adsorbing the cover, the led...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Sep 25

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    LED ceiling lamp is a kind of LED lights that's installed inside the space. In view of comparatively flat top like adsorbing the roof of the light, when installed, close to the...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Oct 9

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    LED ceiling lamp is a sort of LED lights that's installed in the area. In view of comparatively flat top like adsorbing the roof of the light, when installed close to the roof...
    electricproducts electricproducts 18-21, F Sep 26

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    I live in Northern Ireland and I love it.
    nest51 nest51 31-35, M Oct 5

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    Northern Irish girls have the sexiest voices ever
    Jacklad Jacklad 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Christmas in Downtown L.A. Is beautiful and mysterious. The streets are dark, with lights like ice on trees. A mix of the ancient and new. The feelings of uncertainty and danger...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M Oct 6

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    I saw a boy get spanked by older boys when I was at school, it was on a cross country run, all the boy had on was his shorts, two older boys pull his shorts down so he was almost...
    planets112 planets112 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 22

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    Do you know about birthday spankings ? where i live and you are a teenager on your birthday your friends and classmates grab you, pin you down and give you a birthday spanking...
    Natalie01 Natalie01 13-15, F 14 Responses Sep 22

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    When i got down there as usual everything was normal .. People late for something they think is important running in suits ... Tourists with their cameras ... Lovers ... Parents...
    Hza90 Hza90 22-25, M Sep 23

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    I've just started in my first year at university so I'm still getting used to student life and living with a bunch of other people. This year I'm sharing a flat with 2 other girls...
    laura1996 laura1996 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    The cold front brought in a chilly morning and clear blue sky's. We were working on installing the threaded bar cross bracing for the house ( on the second floor). One of the...
    MaskedRascal MaskedRascal 36-40, M Oct 5

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    I saw Hollywood Safari yesterday. It is a pretty good movie. 
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Hahahaa i saw my sister get smacked tonight,i laughed cos she don't get smacked much & she got it for going in my bedroom & taking my ipod wifout asking.Then when me Dad aksed her...
    smackedagain smackedagain 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 6

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    After much hard work and many tears I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I finally made it through, until I noticed it was the train.
    Calcetines Calcetines 36-40, M Oct 6

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    Gone girl, saw it tonight not sure if I liked it or not. Plot did confuse and blow my mind though.
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I know my friend saw me naked he came over while I was in the shower and my mother sent him to my room to wait for me
    Alltanman Alltanman 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    They went out yesterday and sleeping without a fan is hard...
    YuriXWolfram86 YuriXWolfram86 18-21, F Oct 3

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    Some charming local characters outside my window shouting " I SWEAR TO ******* GOD SHAUNA". The unknown "Shauna" has yet to construct a rebuttal. I miss my old neighbours. They...
    Neitherami Neitherami 22-25, F Oct 5

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    Especially when it's snowy
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Not when it is completely dark, but usually when I get in from work and it's dusk. My power shower has an amazing blue light, and it mesmerizes me.
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Oct 8

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