Meteorology and Weather
Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis
When is the best time to see northern lights?
At what time of year is it best to see the Northern Lights?
What time of year do the northern lights start and end?
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Where can one find information about how to see the Northern lights?
What time of the day can you see the northern lights?
When is the best time of year to see the northern lights?
The Northern Lights are determined by activity on the sun that creates outbursts that send electrically charged particles towards the Earth. When they hit the atmosphere they create the Northern Lights and Southern Lights. It is easier to see them in winter because of the long dark nights, but they can be seen at any time of the year, but especially when there is a higher level of activity on the sun.
At what time can you see the northern lights in Maryland?
Does the northern lights shine in the North Pole?
Sometimes. However, the best places to see the Aurora Borealis (the "northern lights") is in Finland and northern Scandinavia. Northern Canada is good, too, but fewer people live that far north in Canada. The website spaceweather.com is one of the best sources for photos of and information about the northern lights.