We get great questions about the northern lights from curious people all the time. Here are some of the most frequently asked:
1. What’s the best time to see the northern lights?
Observations show that on average, you are about twice as likely to see auroras around the equinoxes than around the solstices. So, the months of March/April and September/October are often the best bet. But don’t worry if you are visiting sometime in the winter between October and March.
2. How does the cloud cover forecast work?
The single most important factor contributing to successful Aurora Hunting is the cloud cover. The colors in the cloud cover forecast represent different cloud layers:
Low level clouds are presented as blue to purple.
Mid level clouds are presented as orange to red.
High level clouds are presented as green.
More FAQ’s will appear in the near future.