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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    So Amazing

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yay Christmas :) I absolutely love this time of year. When all the lights start going up and people start bustling around. Its all so magical and everyone always seems that little...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I met my cousins to go out riding dune buggies in the desert. I was surprised to see my cousin Patty, since it was always just us boys and we usually got naked in the sun. When...
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Hi am a muslim girl age 22 living in a muslim country Even though my country is muslim their are many christian living here and their is more than one church in my city , and where...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    (Photo) Well not all Christmas lights. Just mine. I did an awesome job of putting up the usual 500 or so LED lights. I plugged them in and, wham... most of them didn't work. I mean...
    MichaelYoung MichaelYoung 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 17

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    We have put up Christmas Lights last week 
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    The lights just went off n it's midnight now. I'm sooo scared in d dark :{
    callmeLys callmeLys 13-15, F Dec 11

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    Dinner and drinks with friends tonight. So nice to see Santa with the kiddies and all the Christmas lights everywhere.
    Upseedaisy Upseedaisy 22-25, F a week ago

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    When I was 9, I saw something scary, and I'm 14 right now, so this happened 5 years ago, anyways when I got up at 3:43 AM, what I saw, was thus, and I'm not even sure on whether...
    Darkness11111 Darkness11111 26-30, F Dec 11

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    I saw someone today unexpectedly I haven't seen in years. Living thousands of miles away just popped in to say hi. I used to have feelings for this person that were unjustified and...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Ever hear of or see the Dante's Peak movie? Saw that at a young age...scared me. Lava and acid are scary!
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I saw a shadow hound Death is close I know it
    RandomSingingGuy RandomSingingGuy 13-15, M Dec 5

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    Actually I haven't seen your face. Today though as I was coming out of the grocery store. I saw this guy. He looked how I could imagine maybe, just maybe, u might look or once...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Dec 8

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    Okay I kinda stalked my """"ex's"""" facebook and there I saw a new picture of him and his new girl lol ok nice -_-
    lmaofood lmaofood 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Last morning, I was going to go get my hair done and got there early to be 1st in line. The building next to the salon is a income tax building, but it was early so it was closed...
    RainyDay48 RainyDay48 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    After 13 years, I actually saw a rainbow, it's a faded one though
    GeeliyanIsRightBehindYou GeeliyanIsRightBehindYou 16-17, F Dec 14

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    WE went and saw santa and my daughty was down right rude kicked him and pulled his beard she is 7 years old, my hubby wants to dress as santa and punish her at home. I due not know...
    divorcedmommy divorcedmommy 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Gent 65 , am wishing to find a buxom friend in the San Jose area
    breastman1 breastman1 61-65, M Nov 27

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    single female. I'm just looking to make friends, with anyone nearby. I love meeting new people and hope to meet a lovely girl. <3
    burningcolors burningcolors 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Christmas is such a happy time and seeing other people happy makes me feel less depressed at my miserable life.
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M Nov 29

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    i consider that it is very very important for all to save power if you want to give a bright future to the generations to come. save the natural resources and save the earth value...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    That is one of my favorite things to do . It reminds me of being a kid and then going home and eating cookies and cocoa
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 7