Lights of Dawn
Nothern Lights over Fairbanks, Alaska
In the United States, Alaska is the clear winner as a northern lights viewing destination because of its proximity to the aurora belt. Additionally, the mountain landscapes of northern and interior Alaska make outstanding landscapes for diverse and interesting photo compositions. In Alaska, the “auroral belt” or “zone” occurs near 70° N. Fairbanks, Alaska, is situated at latitude 64.8° N, just below the auroral belt, and offers excellent aurora viewing opportunities. At 2:05 AM on a late August morning, the lights of dawn can be seen on the horizon in this picture taken in Fairbanks.
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