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Northern Lights

What are my chances of seeing the Northern Lights the first weekend in October if I get out away from city lights?

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1. Re: Northern Lights

Impossible to predict of course, but chances are very slim.

Good luck.



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2. Re: Northern Lights

This website gives predictions several days in advance, but is not yet showing as far ahead as October. www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/NorthPolar/ I have seen some stunning aurora photos taken by some of the Banff-area photographers, taken at Lake Minnewanka. Perhaps you might want to take a drive there to have a look?

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3. Re: Northern Lights

In Banff? It's not very common.

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4. Re: Northern Lights

Total luck of the draw. I have seen it a number of times. Some nights the sky glows green and some nights you get the full curtain effect.

I use http://www.aurorawatch.ca/ to see if they are out. If it gets over 90% you should go out to Lake Minnewanka. You may have to wait. It will be cold so dress warm.

Here is a blog from a local guy that shoots a lot of northern light stuff at the Lake - zizka.ca/2013/…

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