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Barrow Winter Aurora Viewing

Winter Aurora Viewing

3060 Eben Hopson Street, Barrow, Alaska
907-852-3900 | Category: Attractions
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Barrow Aurora Borealis Viewing

Witness one of nature's most breathtaking phenomena, as the Aurora Borealis causes the winter sky to explode in an array of spectacular colors. Our hotel puts visitors in a prime position to enjoy some of the best views of Alaska's Northern Lights. This free natural wonder is one of the most popular and awe-inspiring local attractions.
 

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Aurora Activity

- Our hotel puts you in prime position to enjoy this free natural wonder! Peak auroral activity is between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. solar time; however, clear skies are more accurately predicted approximately one week in advance. Below are some helpful websites that will assist you in determining the best times to view the Aurora Borealis, and our knowledgeable staff can assist with planning for your visit as well.

Resources

- Peak auroral activity is between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. solar time.
Farmer's Almanac
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather-alaska/

7-Day Forecast
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=AKZ202

Aurora Borealis Forecast
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/
http://www.aurorahunter.com/aurora-prediction.php
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast
 

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Photography
  • Ocean Views
 

FAQs

  • When is the best time to view the Northern Lights?

    Although you can see the event about an hour after sunset, peak activity can vary. During the winter months, ideal viewing times fall between 11:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. During the spring and fall, peak viewing occurs from 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Any recommendation on photography to capture this event?

    Because the Northern Lights are often faint and fast-moving, it can be difficult to capture them using a camera. For best results, use a tripod in conjunction with a camera that has a fast lens which supports manual exposure.
 

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