Where can I see the aurora?

Auroras usually occur in ring-shaped areas centered around the magnetic poles of Earth. The complete rings, called the auroral ovals, can only be seen from space. False color picture of the auroral oval in ultraviolet light. The brighter the color, the more intense the aurora.  The crescent of color on the left is from sunlight
scattered over the upper atmosphere. The best places to see the aurora are in Alaska, Canada, and Scandinavia, during the late evening hours.  Resident of the northernmost United States – near the Canadian border – typically see auroras several times a year.  On rare occasions – perhaps once per decade – auroras are visible as far south as Florida or Japan.


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