Know Before You Go: Chasing the Northern Lights in Summer

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Northern Lights chasers usually wait until cold winter months to witness this natural wonder in its full glory, but this is not the only time when it can be spotted. If you happen to find yourself inside the Auroral zone during summertime, you can still chase this colorful light display.

Perfect Timing

One of the main reasons why people avoid chasing Northern Lights in the summer is midnight sun. Tourist destinations where it can be spotted are usually plugged with daylight in the summer, and the skies can be pretty cloudy.

That’s why it’s important to go looking for Aurora in the middle of the night when it’s finally dark outside, and only after you’ve checked weather forecast for that day.

Right Mindset

The key to chasing Aurora is patience, no matter what time of the year it is. Things can get more difficult in the summertime because you have to face more obstacles, but it’s all worth it.

Even if you don’t get to see Aurora at the end of the long night, you’ll probably get to see many amazing things along the way thanks to the natural beauty of the area you visited for this purpose.