Northern Lights

12/13/10

Example of the Northern Lights, thanks Google Images
It has been my goal since learning about my assignment in Fairbanks to see the Northern Lights. It's supposed to be one of the best places to see them, with some of the most brilliant displays in the world. Hm. I've seen more of the Northern Lights in Massachusetts than I have here in Fairbanks. True story. We saw them once as a kid over the golf course behind our house. I digress. Northern Lights in Fairbanks. I have literally been watching the "Aurora Forecast" like a hawk, going out each and every night and early in the morning to try to catch a glimpse. To be honest I feel like those people on storm chasers, with much less success obviously! Day in, day out, NOTHING! Although, last Thursday, I do believe I caught a glimpse of what was the Northern Lights on my way to work but it was so cloudy that the clouds covered a lot of it, so, it also could have been the lights reflecting on the clouds, however someone did say they were out that day. Who knows. It's all a big solar mystery to me, and I'm hoping that my efforts won't be in vain and that when I leave here I'll at least see them once, but that window of opportunity is becoming smaller and smaller, so, I've collected some beautiful images from Google for you all to enjoy (and myself) of what the Northern Lights have looked like here in Fairbanks before (ooooh, ahhhh) and of course, the beauty that I'm currently not getting to experience! Fingers crossed for some Borealis success this week!
Thanks Google Images
 Courtesy of Google Images

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