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What are the chances of seeing the northern lights in November? Is this one of the best times ? If not when would you recommend? Thankyou

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Grelli_J
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Hi Summerscales123, thanks for writing. November is a great time to view the lights, as you are well within the auroral season (mid August-mid April), and there are plenty of dark hours. The probability of seeing auroral activity is definitely high in November, but is of course affected by many different factors, like cloud cover that evening, and general solar activity levels. The experience can also be affected by where you happen to be watching from, as proximity to city light or a fuller moon phase can affect how your eyes process the light.

That being said, I would definitely recommend November, but I would also keep in mind that at any time of year, the many factors required for auroral visibility must all be cooperating for a successful aurora hunt. Good luck!

9 months ago
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