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Explore Fairbanks Unveils New Aurora Viewing Map & Guide


Credit: State of Alaska/Jody Overstreet

Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit advertising and administration group whose mission is to be an financial driver within the Fairbanks area by advertising to potential guests and optimizing the customer expertise.

Explore Fairbanks’ unique, brand-new Aurora Viewing Map & Guide demystifies chasing the northern lights for vacationers searching for to view the northern lights within the Fairbanks area. In addition to top-notch northern lights info, this great tool identifies main aurora viewing places on a map particularly designed for making chasing the aurora straightforward. The map identifies 9 locales together with Cleary Summit, North Pole, Murphy Dome, Chena Hot Springs Recreation Area, in addition to Fairbanks correct, that every one supply wonderful vantage factors for seeing the northern lights.

Fairbanks units the stage for excellent aurora viewing throughout Aurora Season, August 21 by way of April 21, spanning all 4 seasons and 9 months of the 12 months. Due to Fairbanks’ location immediately beneath the “Auroral Oval” seeing the northern lights is commonplace. In truth, should you keep a minimal of three nights and are actively out throughout night hours your probability of seeing the aurora surges to greater than 90%. Fairbanks is in an awfully fortunate location on the sixty fifth parallel within the sub-arctic, with low precipitation and distance from coastal areas which each contribute to clear skies. Lastly, the realm’s low inhabitants, low gentle air pollution and lengthy nights for a lot of the 12 months contribute to darker skies which are additionally optimum for northern lights viewing. All of those causes mixed make Fairbanks top-of-the-line places on the planet to view the aurora.

The Aurora Viewing Map & Guide additionally presents the core science behind the aurora, fundamentals on photographing the northern lights in addition to professional suggestions for aurora chasing and FAQs. Aurora vacationers to the Fairbanks space can choose up the one-of-a-kind Explore Fairbanks Aurora Viewing Map & Guide without cost on the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks. An interactive on-line model might be seen at explorefairbanks.com/aurora.

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About Explore Fairbanks

Explore Fairbanks is a non-profit advertising and administration group whose mission is to be an financial driver within the Fairbanks area by advertising to potential guests and optimizing the customer expertise. Explore Fairbanks markets Fairbanks as a year-round vacation spot by selling native occasions, sights and actions to impartial vacationers, group tour operators, journey brokers, assembly planners and the media in addition to by growing public coverage and infrastructure to attain advertising targets. Find out extra at explorefairbanks.com.

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