Best place to see the northern lights

The map below shows some of the best places to see the northern lights or aurora borealis.

It is by no means an exhaustive list, but for the Aurora Research group, it's where we direct people to if they ask where some of the best places are to view them. Have a look on the map to see if there's anywhere close to you:

Where can I see the northern lights?

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How to photograph the northern lights

Capturing the aurora borealis in a picture is not difficult - but if you've not photographed anything in the night sky successfully before, it may seem like an impossible task.

In this post, how to photograph the aurora borealis, you'll find some general tips on the settings to use on your camera. As I gather more information on different cameras, I'll post the recommended settings people in the Aurora Research group use.


If you've seen it in other locations, please let me know where in the comments below.

All the best, Mark​

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