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Aurora Borealis

Photo by Cary Anderson / Aurora Photos

Aurora Borealis

Anchorage, Alaska

The northern lights glisten pink and yellow-green above the Chugach Mountains and the Knik River near Anchorage, AK. Caused by ionized gas particles moving across the Earth’s magnetic field, these magnificent light shows range in color from blue to pink to yellow-green, and ripple, sway and move in a breathtaking dance. Hoping to catch this famed natural phenomenon for yourself? Head as far north as you can -- the lights are best seen under clear, yet totally dark conditions and are generally best viewed during the colder months, late August through early April.

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