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Old May 1st, 2004, 07:08 PM
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Default Aurora Borealis in May?

Hi!

My hubby and I are going on our 2nd cruise - our first to Alaska, on May 30. From what I've read through some research, I understand that this is NOT the best time to see the Aurora Borealis. Has anyone been to Alaska at this time of year and seen it?
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Old May 2nd, 2004, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: Aurora Borealis in May?

It's very rare and extra rare in may due to constant cloud cover.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 12:37 AM
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Nope - you won't see any northern lights end of May. Way too much daylight and you are in the wrong area- need to be at least interior Alaska- by mid April at the latest. Earliest I have seen it is end of August and then in the middle of the night. Very few ships even have enough darkness for viewing. Best now sailing is the Dawn/Sun Princess- at the front Aloha deck.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 02:07 AM
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Pat of juneauphotos.com loves to photograph the Northern Lights, and the latest I've seen from him (in Juneau) was one on May 2nd, in 2003. He has an Email link, so it's worth asking, but I'd doubt it too.

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Old May 5th, 2004, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for your imput, everyone. Disappointing, but I had a feeling that I wouldn't be able to see it. That's okay though, we are still so excited and thrilled to be going to Alaska!
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Do you think we will see it in sept from denail????
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Old May 10th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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Sept. is viewable for northern lights but if you don't have a car and are staying in the "Glitter gulch" are - nope.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 04:23 AM
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I saw one in September from the Sun Princess! It can happen and when we made it to Ancorage, locals noticed one late that night.
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