Aurora season started a couple weeks ago, as it gets dark at night now, although very briefly. As we get closer to September, the far north becomes more and more dark at night.
The aurora has been present, but it has been so cloudy and rainy in both Fairbanks and Anchorage, that we only saw the aurora once, and it was in between the clouds and faint. Northern Canada has seen nice aurora lately, with fewer clouds. This makes it seem like “there is no aurora seen in August” in Fairbanks. This is not the case. The only reason it was not seen is because it has been very cloudy and rainy.
It is definitely time to start watching the sky nightly.