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Old 10-13-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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Is there a certain place and time of year when I would have the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis? Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I went to the NOAA site and it seems pretty complicated. I think we're getting past the time of year where it is visible but not quite sure, end of October maybe. Here is the site:

SWPC Tips on Viewing the Aurora
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Is there a certain place and time of year when I would have the best chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis? Thanks.
I've seen excellent Aurora Borealis in both summer and winter. The most important thing as far as place is to have a clear view of the northern sky, and getting away from city lights helps.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Wonderful Wisconsin!!!
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We had some amazing ones a few weeks ago. I know you can see them all year but it does seem that I seem them more in fall and winter. Maybe because the sky is darker earlier.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: just this side of crazy.
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I distinctly remember seeing a beautiful one about 10 years ago in January. It was amazing.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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I've seen some beautiful ones in the fall and winter. Sometimes in the wee hours of the morning and other times in the late evening hours.


As Hanna said, the main thing is to be away from city lights and have a clear night.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Badger-gal in NE Hoosierland
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Absolutely beautiful to view from Madeline Island/The Apostle Islands "up nort", if you have the opportunity.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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We also notice them more during colder weather. Although I have seen them in summer. Just be away from the street lights.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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I am in balsam lake WI and have family up from south that would love to see the northern lights can anyone help?
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Badger-gal in NE Hoosierland
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johnson69 - try a search engine with criteria like "2008 northern lights visibility in Wisconsin". I just Googled it & yielded several helpful links. Please note several factors influence when can be seen & how vividly/clearly. I really hope you & your family get to view... truly spectacular!! Best of luck and enjoy...
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