Why Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) make it to most bucket lists and things to do before you die!🌌
It is magical, it's mesmerizing, its a spectacle to behold, it is indeed nature’s most spectacular lightshows!
Also, it's location/latitude dependent, it's weather/cloud cover dependent, dark skies and strength of lights often impact how you witness it.
10pm to 3am is usually best to view on a dark night but you never know when you are in for a luck.
First one we got to see in 10mins, for the next one we had to wait 3 hours.
...And once you do, you are sure to have a tear drop from side of an eye. Chase them at likely timings, probable days (K>0.2 is enough for lights to show up in Fairbanks), areas and location you are likely to view them and while you may start seeing faint green smoke cloud with naked eye, be sure to point your phone up there to make sure it's indeed Aurora and see it bloom and put up a shimmering show and dance.
Phone Settings to capture Aurora Borealis on Samsung S22 Ultra::
Go to Pro Setting on Camera
Try to use 0.6 zoom
Use tripod for time lapse
We witnessed 4 nights out of 5 we decided to hunt #northernlights. Some prominent spots in Fairbanks
- Farmers Loop Rd
- Creamers Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
- Hagelbarger Viewpoint
- Chena Lakes
And best of all @aurorapointe
which charges a fee but provides snacks and entertainment while you wait in warmth while lights show up
#auroraborealis #northernlights #fairbanksalaska #bucketlist #photooftheday #yourshotphotographer #samsungs22ultra #travelalaska #stpatricksday