Aurora Webcam over North Pole, Alaska

Have you lived in Alaska several months
or even years, and never have seen the aurora?
Visitors, are you here specifically to see the aurora?

WE SEE IT SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEK!

YES YOU CAN SEE AURORA IN ALASKA IN AUGUST. THE SKY NEEDS TO BE DARK. IT IS DARK BRIEFLY AT NIGHT BEGINNING AUG 2 (in the interior), AND PROGRESSIVELY MORE DARK AS WE GET CLOSER TO FALL EQUINOX.

Aurora is seen YEAR ROUND in places where it gets dark at night, such as mid-latitude Canada.


How to see the aurora:

  • Know the forecast and current data.
  • Check the data often.
  • Watch the webcams in your area to determine if the aurora is being seen, or to see if skies are clear.
  • Join us on social media to see what others are saying.

  • Get away from all sources of man made light and city light pollution.
  • Drive to clear skies or wait for clouds to clear. If you can see stars, aurora can be seen if the aurora is out.
  • Sometimes the aurora is faint, and sometimes bright. You must be patient and wait for it to change.
  • After seeing the aurora, do not ask “is that it?” unless the sun is rising. Keep watching and waiting, as it comes and goes.
aurora and moose tracks
seeking lodging advertisers
car under the aurora