To celebrate 10 years of chasing this rare natural phenomenon, I traveled to Alaska near the 65th Parallel — where I can dance with the Aurora in her own neighborhood. The North.
Take a few easy steps to ensure everyone around you can enjoy the night sky.
Are you chasing a rare phenomenon you can’t even see? In the lower 48 states, the answer could be yes.
So, you’ve chased the Northern Lights in the U.S. and come home empty-handed. You may have been looking right at the Aurora and not even realized it! This field guide will tell you how to know for sure.
So many adventures, so little time! To make it easy, I’ve compiled the best links in one place.
In many parts of the world, night falls and all one has to do is look up to witness the magnificence that expands out into the atmosphere and beyond the edges of our world. In other parts, it’s not so easy.
“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” — Anaïs Nin Art…
When you’re trying to catch the Northern Lights for the first time, it’s natural to wonder when you can see them and where. The answer to these questions, it turns out, is not so easy.
When you get discouraged, take a closer look at the odds. What are the odds of capturing a vivid Northern Lights display as far south as the 42nd Parallel?
In times of difficulty and uncertainty, the world needs art and literature. Look to these public events to bring us inspiration and hope in 2022.