I Want to See the Northern Lights

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    Alaska127 Alaska127
    13-15, F
    Oct 9, 2015

    I have seen them but it's been a long time.

    Maybe I need to go north. Anybody up north? Are they actually better up there?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 17

    Saw Them In The Autumn Of 2010

    It was around October or November of 2010 that my husband & I saw them for the very first time- two nights in a row, and we live in Ohio. The sky was pretty clear & the air was cold. We were coming home around 9:00pm & saw something odd in the sky. It was a bright pink color...
    TheLostLady TheLostLady
    26-30, F
    Sep 1, 2011

    I think they would be the most amazing sight.

    Something I'd always be able to talk about.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 10

    Saw Them Once

    I saw them once as a lil boy in cub scouts  on a camping trip  and thought they were amazing then,  now that i am so much older  i would love to see them  again .
    Saturn2072 Saturn2072
    36-40, M
    Jul 3, 2011

    Mesmerising

    I have seen them in Scotland. They were mesmerising. Everyone should have the chance to see them, especially from beautiful surroundings. We drove to a lovely spot and had a night time picnic. It was a magnificent show of nature.
    pebble43 pebble43
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    Lucky I Guess

    I live north of the 45th parallel in Michigan, and we are treated to the Northern Lights from time to time. I remember one night last summer my kids and i were having a bonfire and it was magical... all of the suddent they started in the north sky small streaks at first, but...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 12, 2012
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 3

    I never have, but sometimes day dream about them

    as the sunset lights up my room, or I'm driving and the sun is going down on a cloudy day.
    Persephanie Persephanie
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2015

    I like on an island in scotland

    and we get to see them in winter all the time
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 10

    I love to lay on my back on a warm sunny day &

    watch the clouds make there various shapes I remember being on the top of pikes peak in Colorado many years ago it was in the summer sure was cold up there the clouds were so close it was beautiful up there!
    bevS62 bevS62
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Mar 9, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 27, 2015

    I've been dreaming for more

    than a year now -- Maybe 2yeats later after college- Will go to travel the Northern part of our planet and hope I can get my eyes on them-maybe take sone pix really, Love these lights truly -will try go with my lover God willing
    Scorpio95117 Scorpio95117
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2014

    I Probably Live Far Enough North That I Could...I Think

    ...if the conditions were right. I would travel to see them....
    BonVie BonVie
    41-45, M
    Jan 28, 2012

    Was What I Saw On August 3rd Really Northern Lights?

    I knew from the news that there was a huge geomagnetic storm from the solar blast on August 3rd. So that night, between 8:30 and 9:30pm I was looking out of my window. In the north-eastern horizon, I saw a small portion of green clouds slowly increasing in size, as if they were...
    DragonReborn DragonReborn
    18-21
    Aug 4, 2010

    So Beautiful

    I want to see them I would love to take a cruise and see them
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    Look At Them...

    they are just so peaceful and beautful,  i saw pictures of them this one time and i have made it a dream of mine to see them, to stand beneath them and stare up at them with my own eyes....
    lmpulsive lmpulsive
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Jun 14, 2009

    Ive seen before when was stationed in Fairbanks.

    Damn they were amazing the colors ect.. What inspired me the most or helped was while doing our morning PT runs was the lights damn the cadence for the show was amazing
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 15, 2015

    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 beautiful I can only imagine how much more amazing it would be to see it in Person.
    ScarM3 ScarM3
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2014

    Glass Igloos With Northern Lights Views

    http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/glass-igloos-northern-lights-views
    Azara Azara
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2012

    >u< one of my dream places to visit~ i want

    to see amazing sights that ppl rarely get to see and the northern lights are one of them
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic
    16-17, M
    Aug 25, 2014

    Seen Em, Wanna See Them Again

    I've seen them as far south as North Dakota and as far north as the Alaska/Yukon border and a few places in between. There a spectacle no matter where you are yet completely different in each place, from full on dancing distinct light patterns to a dim gradually changing color in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 21, 2013

    To See and Listen to the Northern Lights...

    I found an incredible information piece on Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvdZdsIZxg Can't wait to have this experience myself!
    prairiezephyr prairiezephyr
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 12, 2009

    I Would Like To See Them Again.

    i saw northern lights in new england back in 74. i was on a date and couldn't have cared less. now i would really appreciate them,but they are kind of rare around here. i'm glad i at least have a little memory of that!
    deeaqua deeaqua
    51-55, F
    Oct 16, 2010

    I don't like the cold,

    but I would stay in an ice hotel sleep on a bed of ice, just to see the northern lights, the aurora borealis. It is said to be a spectacular natural light show.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 15, 2015

    It Is One of My Life's Wishes

    There are things that I have wanted to do or see since I was a young girl, and most of them I have accomplished.  I am still waiting for my Northern Lights experience though.  I've read about them, and I think I remember hearing that March was the best time to see them...
    prairiezephyr prairiezephyr
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jan 13, 2009

    Would Really Love To See Them And Take Some Great Pictures Of Them

    I think I saw them once when I was in Northern Ireland - but I really wasn't sure as the person I was with didn't know - but it was brilliant in the darkness on the ocean under the moon .. so I want to see them and be sure and have evidence that I saw them!
    DeepForest DeepForest
    46-50
    Jul 26, 2010

    True Beauty

    i want to see the northern lights. ive seen them on movies and in books but never in person. they seem so beautiful and show me true beauty in this world.
    brokenhearteddgirl brokenhearteddgirl
    13-15
    Apr 11, 2009

    I Really Would...

    I heard it awesome and you can actually hear it as well... *sigh* i wish i was there
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 27, 2010

    I want to see the Northern Lights

    because of a recent book I read, called "Let's Get Lost" by Adi Alsaid. My favorite excerpt was: "The real story about the Northern Lights is this. Thousands and thousands of years ago, they didn't exist at all. This was back when people all over the world lived really similar...
    jeanzie jeanzie
    16-17, F
    Feb 22, 2015

    I Want to

    i want to see the northern lights .  i saw pictures of them in high school senior year in space class . it just looks so beatuiful . so touching . i would love to just camp underneath them . to expeience the shear glow of them would delight me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 19, 2009

    See Them Now!

    Storm level in 15 minutes ~ get out there!
    NikkiNorris NikkiNorris
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

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