One of the most beautiful natural phenomena is The Northern Lights, otherwise known as the “Aurora Borealis.” Depending on where you live in the lower 48, the Northern Lights can be a rare sight, or it’s not as remarkable as some of the pictures you might find online. If you are in Petersburg, Alaska, you’ll be in one of the best places to tour The Northern Lights. You’ll be set up to see The Northern Lights the best way if you book directly with Island Point Lodge. Here is what you need to know about touring The Northern Lights when you visit Alaska.

What Are The Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, or Polar Lights are natural phenomena where multiple bright colors streak across the night sky. You can see this phenomenon in the North or South poles.

What Causes The Northern Lights?

The science behind the event involves the sun ejecting a cloud of gas that, when this gas comes in contact with the Earth’s magnetic field, causes the gas particles to become charged. These charged particles will come in contact with oxygen and nitrogen atoms, creating a fantastic display of bright colors in the sky. These colors can appear as long streaks, rays, patches, and arcs.

Where Can You See The Northern Lights?

Alaska is one of the best places to see it. To be more specific, Petersburg, Alaska, is a terrific place to call home when you are here to fish and see The Northern Lights. If you want to see them in the best way possible and take dazzling photos, you must get outside the city limits. Bookmark the Aurora Forecast, which is updated daily.

See The Night Sky Light Up

The Northern Lights is a tour that you will not forget. It’s worth taking some time to see when you visit Alaska. Do it when you book directly with Island Point Lodge. Island Point Lodge is your best bet for exploring the Alaskan wilderness. Hurry and book directly now because we are one of the top Alaskan fishing lodges for anglers. To plan your Alaskan getaway, please visit us online or call 800-352-4522.