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Murphy Dome: Excellent Site for Northern Light Viewing

Murphy Dome: Excellent Site for Northern Light Viewing

Icon March 24, 2014
Icon By Ralf
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Northern LightsWhen traveling to Alaska, one of the must-see sights is the Northern Lights. The gorgeous mix of colors in the clear night sky is simply breath taking.

Many times the lights show up in curtains, but can also be arcs or spirals. Generally, they are green in color, but you might also catch hints of pink, red, purple, or white colors. The Northern Lights are a unique site to the United States, so it’s something you don’t want to miss. This is an ideal spot for photographers who wish to capture nature’s beauty.

What happens to cause this phenomenon?  Well, the Northern Lights are caused by a collision of gas particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles from the sun.  When the particles drop back down to a low energy state, they release light. This creates what is known as the beautiful Aurora Borealis.

An excellent place to witness the Northern Lights is the Murphy Dome. It is one of the highest locations in the Fairbanks area, as high as 2,890 feet! This gives you a clear view of the Aurora Borealis without trees or streetlights. Your trip to Alaska will not be complete until you witness the enveloping horizons filled with these dazzling lights. The Fairbanks Visitor Center Tours are a great way to see Alaska, and a wonderful way to discover what nature has to offer.

The trip is $85 per person, from 10pm to 3am. Guests travel in a passenger van, which has guest pickup from 9:45pm to 10:15pm, completely free. Beverages and snacks are also provided.

For more information, please contact 1st Alaska Outdoor Center today!

Posted by: Ralf Dobrovolny

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